George B. Craig

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North American strains of Aedes albopictus, an Asian mosquito recently introduced into the Western Hemisphere, exhibit photoperiodic sensitivity and cold-hardiness characteristics similar to strains originating from temperate zone Asia. Trade statistics for used tire imports, the most likely mode of introduction, also indicate a north Asian origin. Aedes(More)
Precipitin tests and ELISA were used to investigate host-feeding patterns of 172 blood-fed Aedes albopictus (Skuse) collected at Potosi, MO, during the summers of 1989 and 1990. One hundred ten (64.0%) mosquitoes had fed on mammals, 29 (16.9%) on birds, and none on turtles or snakes. Thirty-three (19.2%) mosquitoes failed to react in all tests. Eighty-six(More)
Bloodfed Aedes albopictus were collected during 1989-91 by vacuum aspirator from rural and urban study sites in Missouri, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, and Louisiana. Blood hosts identified by ELISA and precipitin tests were rabbit (n = 91), Rattus sp. (n = 69), dog (n = 14), unidentified mammal (n = 14), cow (n = 13), human (n = 10), deer (n = 10), sciurid(More)
Fourteen strains of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus were isolated from Aedes albopictus mosquitoes collected in Polk County, Florida. These are the first isolations of an arbovirus of proven public health and veterinary importance from naturally infected Ae. albopictus in the United States since established populations of this introduced mosquito(More)
During recent years many advances have been made in the development of insect control by genetic manipulation. These methods include the sterile-male technique, now well known, which depends on ionizing radiation or chemosterilization. The recent field experiment carried out by WHO in Rangoon, Burma, on Culex fatigans has demonstrated that naturally(More)
Eggs of 12 strains of Aedes albopictus (Skuse), two strains of A. aegypti L., and one strain of A. triseriatus (Say) were tested for ability to overwinter at three outdoor locations in Indiana. Some survival of A. albopictus eggs was observed during the winters of 1986-1987 and 1987-1988. A. triseriatus had greater overwintering ability than A. albopictus;(More)
Eggs of five strains of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) were obtained in both diapause and nondiapause conditions and exposed to various cold acclimation regimes in the laboratory, after which they were subjected to diverse chilling treatments. Larvae that survived chilling as eggs survived to the pupal stage. Eggs of Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes triseriatus (Say)(More)
A population of Aedes albopictus collected in 1986 in Harris County, Texas, was evaluated for its vector competence with 4 California serogroup viruses (Jamestown Canyon, Keystone, La Crosse and trivittatus). Rates of midgut infection, dissemination of virus beyond the midgut and oral transmission to suckling mice were markedly different for the 4 viruses(More)