The swarming and mating behaviour of Anopheles gambiae s.s. (Diptera: Culicidae) from São Tomé Island.

@article{Charlwood2002TheSA,
  title={The swarming and mating behaviour of Anopheles gambiae s.s. (Diptera: Culicidae) from S{\~a}o Tom{\'e} Island.},
  author={J Derek Charlwood and Jo{\~a}o Pinto and Carla Alexandra Sousa and Henry Madsen and Conceiç{\~a}o Ferreira and Virg{\'i}lio Est{\'o}lio do Ros{\'a}rio},
  journal={Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={178-83}
}
The swarming and mating behaviours of the forest cytoform of Anopheles gambiae s.s. were investigated on 194 evenings and 14 mornings between April 1997 and November 1999 in a peri-urban area of the island of São Tomé, West Africa. Males swarmed 2-3 m above markers of horizontal contrast such as those formed between grass areas and footpaths, or bushes. Evening swarms started 2 min before sunset in sheltered sites and a minute or two later in exposed ones. It took approximately 5 mins from the… CONTINUE READING

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