Mosquito Gonotrophic Cycle and Multiple Feeding Potential: Contrasts Between Anopheles and Aedes (Diptera: Culicidae)

Klowden, Marc J. ; Briegel, Hans

In: Journal of Medical Entomology, 1994, vol. 31, no. 4, p. 618-622

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    Two aedine and three anopheline species were allowed to blood-feed to repletion, and their host-seeking behavior was measured with an olfactometer at intervals afterward. Both Aedes aegypti (L.) and Ae. albopictus (Skuse) were inhibited from subsequently seeking a host during the gonotrophic cycle, but Anopheles gambiae Giles, An. albimanus Wiedemann, and An. freeborni Aitken, all showed varying degrees of hostseeking behavior while their eggs matured. Continued host-seeking by some anophelines during the gonotrophic cycle has important implications for some assumptions commonly made about mosquito behavior and parasite transmission