A thermal heat summation model to predict the duration of the gonotrophic cycle of Culiseta melanura in nature.

@article{Mahmood1997ATH,
  title={A thermal heat summation model to predict the duration of the gonotrophic cycle of Culiseta melanura in nature.},
  author={Farida Mahmood and Wayne J Crans},
  journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
  year={1997},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={92-4}
}
This study determined the effect of temperature on the gonotrophic cycle of Culiseta melanura and developed a thermal heat summation model to calculate its duration under field conditions. A colony of Cs. melanura was used from New Jersey (F13-F17 generation) and the length of the gonotrophic cycle was observed at 2, 10, 16, 22, 28, 32 and 34 degrees C. None of the mosquitos survived at 2 degrees C or 34 degrees C and none laid fertile eggs at 32 degrees C. A linear regression analysis on the… CONTINUE READING