Attractiveness of vertebrate hosts to Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) and other mosquitoes in Israel.

@article{Braverman1991AttractivenessOV,
  title={Attractiveness of vertebrate hosts to Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) and other mosquitoes in Israel.},
  author={Yehuda Braverman and Uriel Dan Kitron and Robert Killick-Kendrick},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1991},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={133-8}
}
Host preferences of mosquitoes, mainly Culex pipiens L. and Aedes caspius (Pallas), were studied in Israel using live baits, chemical attractants, light, and suction traps. The feeding habits of Cx. pipiens were opportunistic. This species used a wide range of mammalian and avian hosts; a calf, chickens, turkeys, and sheep were the most attractive baits. A… CONTINUE READING