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Laboratory and field evaluations of oviposition responses of Aedes albopictus and Aedes triseriatus (Diptera: Culicidae) to oak leaf infusions.
It is indicated that baiting ovitraps with oak leaf infusion would increase the sensitivity of surveillance efforts for Ae.
Identification of bacteria and bacteria-associated chemical cues that mediate oviposition site preferences by Aedes aegypti
- L. Ponnusamy, N. Xu, S. Nojima, D. Wesson, C. Schal, C. Apperson
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 8 July 2008
It is demonstrated that specific bacteria-associated carboxylic acids and methyl esters serve as potent oviposition stimulants for gravid Ae.
Functional characterization of pheromone receptors in the tobacco budworm Heliothis virescens
Functional analyses of candidate Heliothis virescens pheromone odorant receptors (HvORs) were conducted using heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes. HvOR6 was found to be highly tuned to…
Molecular Markers Reveal Infestation Dynamics of the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) within Apartment Buildings
- W. Booth, Virna L. Saenz, R. Santangelo, Changlu Wang, C. Schal, E. Vargo
- BiologyJournal of medical entomology
- 15 May 2012
Development of 24 high-resolution microsatellite markers through next generation 454 pyrosequencing and their application to elucidate infestation dynamics within three multistory apartment buildings in the United States are described.
Reproductive biology of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica: Juvenile hormone as a pleiotropic master regulator
Observations suggest that JH might regulate sexual receptivity in females indirectly through inhibition of signals associated with copulation even when titers of JH are permissive for receptivity.
Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome
Genome sequencing and annotation establish a solid foundation for future research on mechanisms of insecticide resistance, human-bed bug and symbiont–bed bug associations, and unique features of bed bug biology that contribute to the unprecedented success of C. lectularius as a human ectoparasite.
BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY OF COCKROACHES *
1. Cockroaches are ubiquitous in most habitats where insects occur. Although most reports on cockroaches are physiological in nature, sufficient information is available to indicate that forest,…
Role of Bacteria in Mediating the Oviposition Responses of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Only volatiles collected from larval rearing water elicited significant electroantennogram responses in females, and water containing Psychrobacter immobilis, Sphingobacterium multivorum, and an undetermined Bacillus species elicited significantly higher oviposition than control water without bacteria.
Genetic Analysis of Bed Bug Populations Reveals Small Propagule Size within Individual Infestations but High Genetic Diversity Across Infestations from the Eastern United States
The results suggest that nearly all the studied infestations were started by a small propagule possibly consisting of a singly mated female and/or her progeny, or a female mated with multiple males that were highly related to her.
Diversity and Contribution of the Intestinal Bacterial Community to the Development of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) Larvae
Pure cultures of individual bacterial species isolated from the intestinal tract of larvae from turkey bedding supported development of flies to a much greater extent than those isolated from larvae from corn silage.