Population characteristics of domestic Aedes aegypti (Diptera: culicidae) in villages on the Kenya Coast I. Adult survivorship and population size.

Autor(es): McDonald P T

Resumo: Mark-release-recapture experiments were undertaken with newly-emerged domestic Aedes aegypti (L.) in Rabai village near Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa. The daily survivorship for males was 0.77 and for females, 0.89. The estimation of adult mosquito population size in the village of 34 houses was approximately 650 at any time. The village had variable production of adults and consequently no stable age distribution was characteristic. A high capture rate of marked mosquitoes, as well as a high percentage of marked captures in the village, indicated a highly localized population of indigenous mosquitoes.

Imprenta: Journal of Medical Entomology, v. 14, n. 1, p. 42-48, 1977

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1093/jmedent/14.1.42

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Public health ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 1977