Diet and density dependent competition affect larval performance and oviposition site selection in the mosquito species Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)

@inproceedings{Yoshioka2012DietAD,
  title={Diet and density dependent competition affect larval performance and oviposition site selection in the mosquito species Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)},
  author={Miho Yoshioka and Jannelle Couret and Frances Y Kim and Joseph R McMillan and Thomas R. Burkot and Ellen M. Dotson and Uriel Dan Kitron and Gonzalo M Vazquez-Prokopec},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2012}
}
Oviposition-site choice is an essential component of the life history of all mosquito species. According to the oviposition-preference offspring-performance (P-P) hypothesis, if optimizing offspring performance and fitness ensures high overall reproductive fitness for a given species, the female should accurately assess details of the heterogeneous environment and lay her eggs preferentially in sites with conditions more suitable to offspring. We empirically tested the P-P hypothesis using the… CONTINUE READING