Aedes triseriatus females transovarially infected with La Crosse virus mate more efficiently than uninfected mosquitoes.

@article{Reese2009AedesTF,
  title={Aedes triseriatus females transovarially infected with La Crosse virus mate more efficiently than uninfected mosquitoes.},
  author={Sara M. Reese and Meaghan K Beaty and Elizabeth S Gabitzsch and Carol D. Blair and Barry J Beaty},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={1152-8}
}
The mating efficiencies (the percentage of females inseminated by males) of field-collected and laboratory-colonized Aedes triseriatus (Say) (Diptera: Culicidae) female mosquitoes transovarially infected or uninfected with La Crosse virus (LACV) were compared. The females were placed in cages with age-matched males, and the insemination rates (number of inseminated females of the total number of females examined) were determined daily by detection of sperm in the spermathecae. LACV-infected… CONTINUE READING