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Mosquito sugar feeding and reproductive energetics.
  • W. Foster
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of entomology
  • 1995
The rules by which females make food-choice decisions have been inadequately explored, and there still lack convincing evidence that sugar availability in nature varies sufficiently to affect mosquito populations. Expand
12 – MOSQUITOES (Culicidae)
Mosquitoes are the most important arthropods affecting human health, and act as vectors for the organisms that cause human diseases such as malaria, filariasis, encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue. Expand
Effect of discriminative plant-sugar feeding on the survival and fecundity of Anopheles gambiae
It is suggested that feeding by mosquitoes on preferred plant species under natural conditions results in higher fitness-related benefits, and that the sugar content in preferred plant parts is largely responsible for these effects. Expand
Discriminative feeding behaviour of Anopheles gambiae s.s. on endemic plants in western Kenya
Four of the plants that were observed to have been fed on most frequently in the choice assay were also shown to be ingested most often by mosquitoes in both types of assay, suggesting that An. Expand
Effects of Available Sugar on the Reproductive Fitness and Vectorial Capacity of the Malaria Vector Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae)
Abstract Although females of most mosquito species are known to use sugar as a necessary source of energy, female Anopheles gambiae Giles sensu stricto are thought to use it facultatively or not atExpand
Antagonistic effects of energy status on meal size and egg-batch size of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae).
The effect of sugar feeding on egg-batch size in Aedes aegypti was examined in a way that would distinguish between the roles of a recent sugar meal (full vs. empty crop) and of repeated sugarExpand
Courtship behavior of the mosquitoSabethes cyaneus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Sabethes cyaneus(Fabricius) displays an elaborate courtship before and during copulation, which is often unsuccessful, and males are usually rejected during freeleg waving. Expand
Tests of Sabethes cyaneus leg paddle function in mating and flight.
It is found that paddle removal reduced successful mating of females, not males, and it is concluded that paddles of females are used in attracting males but that their function in males remains undetermined. Expand
Feeding and survival of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae on plants growing in Kenya
Abstract.  The propensity of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae Giles (Diptera: Culicidae) to ingest sugars from various plants, and subsequent survival rates, were assessed withExpand