MOSQUITO SUGAR FEEDING AND REPRODUCTIVE

@inproceedings{Foster1995MOSQUITOSF,
  title={MOSQUITO SUGAR FEEDING AND REPRODUCTIVE},
  author={Annie Foster},
  year={1995}
}
Sugar feeding is a fundamental characteristic of mosquito life. Most evidence indicates frequent ingestion by both sexes and all ages of mosquitoes of plant sugar, usually as floral and extrafloral nectar and honeydew. Energetically, sugar and blood are interchangeable; females of some species have evolved independence from one or the other, but most need blood to develop eggs and sugar to survive, to fly, and to enhance reproduction. Mosquitoes' commitment to sugar is further illustrated by a… CONTINUE READING