Biological Observations of Toxorhynchites Amboinensis (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Laboratory

@inproceedings{Steffan1980BiologicalOO,
  title={Biological Observations of Toxorhynchites Amboinensis (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Laboratory},
  author={Wallace A. Steffan and Ralph D. Stoaks and Neal L. Evenhuis},
  year={1980}
}
Observations of the biology of a laboratory colony of Toxorhynchites ( Toxorhynchites ) amboinensis are reported and compared to published observations of the closely related species, Tx . ( Tox .) splendens Mating and oviposition behavior were similar to that of Tx. splendens . Fecundity decreased from 14.3 eggs/female/day (week 2) to 4.8 eggs/female (week 11) as the colony aged. Adult longevity was estimated to range from 13–107 days with gradual mortality throughout the life of the colony… CONTINUE READING