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1 June 2016 Oviposition Activity Patterns of Culex pipiens and Culex restuans in Pennsylvania
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Culex pipiens and Cx. restuans are the main vectors of West Nile virus and the primary target species of surveillance and control programs in Pennsylvania. Performing adult control, specifically ultra-low volume (ULV) applications, at night during peak oviposition activity time(s) is necessary to control these species. In July and August of 2009, collections were made at 15-min intervals starting at sunset and continuing until 3 h after sunset to establish a more accurate timeline of Cx. pipiens and Cx. restuans oviposition flight activity. The highest numbers of Cx. pipiens and Cx. restuans were collected during the 15–30, 30–45, and 45–60 min postsunset time intervals (P < 0.05). Oviposition activity began to decrease after 60 min postsunset. These observations have identified a smaller oviposition activity period for Cx. pipiens and Cx. restuans than noted from other studies, thus potentially improving the timing of ULV operations to control these 2 vector species.
Copyright © 2016 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
Jennifer E. Stough and John R. Wallace "Oviposition Activity Patterns of Culex pipiens and Culex restuans in Pennsylvania," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 32(2), (1 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.2987/moco-32-02-156-159.1
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