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Effect of Oviposition Site Deprivation on Oviposition Performance and Egg Hatch Rate of Naturally Blood–fed Gravid Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)

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Title: Effect of Oviposition Site Deprivation on Oviposition Performance and Egg Hatch Rate of Naturally Blood–fed Gravid Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Authors: Yang, Pingjun
Keywords: Culex quinquefasciatus
egg hatchability
oviposition
oviposition sites
Issue Date: Dec 2008
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Yang P. 2008. Effect of oviposition site deprivation on oviposition performance and egg hatch rate of naturally blood–fed gravid Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 40:51–54.
Abstract: The effect of oviposition site deprivation on oviposition performance and egg hatch rate of naturally blood–fed gravid Culex quinquefasciatus was examined in the laboratory. The rate of gravid females ovipositing within 24 hours was not
significantly affected by the period of oviposition site deprivation that ranged from 1 day to 9 weeks. However, some gravid females failed to form egg rafts, and significant differences were found among some treatments. The egg hatch rate decreased significantly with the period of oviposition site deprivation. The implications of these findings on the introduction of mosquito borne viruses are discussed.
Pages/Duration: 4 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/8101
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 40 - December 2008 : Hawaiian Entomological Society



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