Toxic Effect of Blood Feeding in Male Mosquitoes


Blood- and sugar feeding of female mosquitoes has been frequently observed in the laboratory and in the field, but only sugar feeding of males has been reported. Here, we describe for the first time that Culex quinquefasciatus males feed on blood as well. Blood feeding easily happened on a blood-soaked cotton roll and, to a lesser extent, through a thin… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00004


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@inproceedings{Nikbakhtzadeh2016ToxicEO, title={Toxic Effect of Blood Feeding in Male Mosquitoes}, author={Mahmood Reza Nikbakhtzadeh and Garrison K. Buss and Walter S Leal}, booktitle={Front. Physiol.}, year={2016} }