Evidence of limited polyandry in a natural population of Aedes aegypti.

  title={Evidence of limited polyandry in a natural population of Aedes aegypti.},
  author={Joshua Brian Richardson and Samuel B Jameson and Andrea Gloria-Soria and Dawn M. Wesson and Jeffrey R. Powell},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={93 1},
The mosquito Aedes aegypti is a vector of yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya. Control of the insect is crucial to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya, so it is critically important to understand its mating behavior. Primarily, based on laboratory behavior, it has long been assumed that Ae. aegypti females mate once in their lifetime. However, multiple inseminations have been observed in semi-field and laboratory settings, and in closely related species. Here, we report the first… CONTINUE READING
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