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1 March 2008 Time of Day That Aedes sierrensis Females Enter Oviposition Sites Prior to Laying Eggs
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An ovitrap with a time-segregated entrance was used to separate eggs laid by Aedes sierrensis females according to the time of day that females entered the ovitrap. During a 37-day period in Lake County, CA, females that entered the ovitrap between sunrise and sunset laid 82% of the total number of eggs collected. A daily peak in oviposition (eggs per hour) was produced by females that entered during the 2-h period ending at sunset. Overall, females that oviposited had entered the ovitrap throughout the diel cycle except for a 2-h period ending at sunrise. Those eggs laid by females that entered the ovitrap between 2 h after sunset and 2 h before sunrise provided the 1st evidence that Ae. sierrensis females are capable of locating oviposition sites during the night.

David L. Woodward, Arthur E. Colwell, and Brittany M. Mills "Time of Day That Aedes sierrensis Females Enter Oviposition Sites Prior to Laying Eggs," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24(1), 112-114, (1 March 2008). https://doi.org/10.2987/5625.1
Published: 1 March 2008
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