Comparison of host-feeding patterns between Anopheles quadrimaculatus sibling species A and B.

C. S. Apperson, Gregory C Lanzaro

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Abstract

Bloodmeal sources for sympatric species A and B of Anopheles quadrimaculatus in an area of Mississippi were identified using an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Females had fed only on 6 species of mammals including dog/fox, pig, opossum, raccoon, cottontail rabbit and white-tailed deer. The latter species was the predominant host, representing 96.7 and 89.5% of the bloodmeals taken by species A and B, respectively. No marked difference in feeding patterns was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes

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