Blood-feeding host preferences of the isomorphic species Simulium venustum and S. truncatum.

@article{Hunter1993BloodfeedingHP,
  title={Blood-feeding host preferences of the isomorphic species Simulium venustum and S. truncatum.},
  author={Fiona F. Hunter and James F. Sutcliffe and A. E. R. Downe},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1993},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={105-10}
}
Animal-baited traps, using fox, mink, rabbits and ducks, were used in host preference experiments in two habitats (Beach and Woods). A generalized linear model of blood-feeding host preference is presented to test for significant differences between the isomorphic species Simulium venustum and Simulium truncatum. The S. truncatum population peaked before that of S. venustum. On any given day the two species divided their blood-feeding efforts among the different hosts in the same proportions… CONTINUE READING

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