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1 March 2006 GONOTROPHIC CYCLE AND SURVIVORSHIP OF CULEX QUINQUEFASCIATUS (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) USING STICKY OVITRAPS IN MONTERREY, NORTHEASTERN MEXICO
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Mark–release–recapture experiments were conducted to determine the length of the gonotrophic cycle and rate of survivorship of Culex quinquefasciatus Say in Monterrey, northeastern Mexico. A total of 2,352 field-caught Cx. quinquefasciatus females were marked and released at 8–12 h postemergence in 2 field trials. Sticky ovitraps were used to recapture marked gravid females. One hundred and ten (4.6%) marked females were recaptured during a 12-day sampling period. Recapture rates for the 2 individual trials were 6.4% and 3.5%. The length of the gonotrophic cycle, calculated as the average time between the initial blood meal and the time of recapture of gravid females, was 2–3 days. The first blood-fed mosquitoes were recaptured on the 2nd day postrelease. Gravid egg-laying females were most commonly recaptured at 2–3 days postfeeding. Daily survival estimates for the 2 release dates were of 0.871 and 0.883, respectively.

ARMANDO ELIZONDO-QUIROGA, ADRIANA FLORES-SUAREZ, DARWIN ELIZONDO-QUIROGA, GUSTAVO PONCE-GARCIA, BRADLEY J. BLITVICH, JUAN FRANCISCO CONTRERAS-CORDERO, JOSE IGNACIO GONZALEZ-ROJAS, ROBERTO MERCADO-HERNANDEZ, BARRY J. BEATY, and ILDEFONSO FERNANDEZ-SALAS "GONOTROPHIC CYCLE AND SURVIVORSHIP OF CULEX QUINQUEFASCIATUS (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) USING STICKY OVITRAPS IN MONTERREY, NORTHEASTERN MEXICO," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22(1), 10-14, (1 March 2006). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[10:GCASOC]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 March 2006
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