Laboratory evaluation of avian odors for mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) attraction.

  title={Laboratory evaluation of avian odors for mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) attraction.},
  author={Sandra A Allan and Ulrich R. Bernier and Daniel L. Kline},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={43 2},
Attraction of Culex quinquefasciatus Say, Culex tarsalis Coquillett, Culex nigripalpus Theobald, and Aedes aegypti (L.) to avian and other host odors was investigated in a dual-port olfactometer. Although attraction to a human arm was high for Ae. aegypti (>80%) and low for all Culex spp. (<25%), all species responded similarly to a chicken (55.3-73.6%). Responses of Ae. aegypti, Cx. quinquefasciatus, and Cx. nigripalpus to feathers were low (<20%) but greater than to controls. There was no… CONTINUE READING


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