Chemosensory Cues for Mosquito Oviposition Site Selection.

  title={Chemosensory Cues for Mosquito Oviposition Site Selection.},
  author={Ali Afify and C. Giovanni Galizia},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={52 2},
Gravid mosquitoes use chemosensory (olfactory, gustatory, or both) cues to select oviposition sites suitable for their offspring. In nature, these cues originate from plant infusions, microbes, mosquito immature stages, and predators. While attractants and stimulants are cues that could show the availability of food (plant infusions and microbes) and suitable conditions (the presence of conspecifics), repellents and deterrents show the risk of predation, infection with pathogens, or strong… CONTINUE READING
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