Attraction of female Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) to odors from chicken feces.

@article{Cooperband2008AttractionOF,
  title={Attraction of female Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) to odors from chicken feces.},
  author={Miriam F. Cooperband and J. Steven Mcelfresh and Jocelyn G. Millar and Ring T. Card{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={1184-92}
}
Odors from fresh chicken feces in water elicited upwind flight of host-seeking female Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes in a dual-choice olfactometer. Acidification of the slurry of chicken feces and water resulted in increased attraction, whereas alkaline slurries of chicken feces and water controls did not attract female mosquitoes. This is the first reported example of avian fecal odor eliciting upwind flight of female mosquitoes. Headspace odors from acidified slurries were sampled using… CONTINUE READING

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