Field and laboratory evaluations of potential oviposition attractants for Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae).

@article{Trexler2003FieldAL,
  title={Field and laboratory evaluations of potential oviposition attractants for Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae).},
  author={Jonathan D Trexler and Charles S. Apperson and C{\'e}sar Gemeno and Michael J Perich and David G. Carlson and Coby Schal},
  journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={228-34}
}
We tested five volatile synthetic chemicals (dimethyl disulfide, indole, 4-methylphenol, 3-methylindole, and trimethylamine) as potential oviposition attractants of Aedes albopictus in field and laboratory experiments. The 5 synthetic compounds were loaded into controlled-release packets, which consisted of a cellulose material sealed within a permeable plastic membrane, that were used to bait water-filled ovitraps at 5 field sites. Aedes albopictus exhibited no oviposition preference for any… CONTINUE READING