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1 September 2000 Effect of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus on the Survival of Aedes albopictus,Anopheles quadrimaculatus, and Coquillettidia perturbans (Diptera: Culicidae)
Abelardo C. Moncayo, John D. Edman, Michael J. Turell
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Abstract

The effect of eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) virus on the survivorship of Aedes albopictus (Skuse), Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say, and Coquillettidia perturbans (Walker) was determined experimentally. Female mosquitoes were allowed to feed on EEE viremic chicks, and survival rates were compared for infected and uninfected mosquitoes. Additionally, the survival of female Cq. perturbans and An. quadrimaculatus intrathoracically (IT) inoculated with EEE was compared with controls receiving diluent inoculations. Infection with EEE significantly reduced survival in Cq. perturbans compared with uninfected individuals in per os infection experiments. IT infections of Cq. perturbans did not reduce survival when compared with diluent inoculated groups. In contrast, infection with EEE did not affect the survival of Ae. albopictus after per os infection or An. quadrimaculatus after either IT or per os infections.

Abelardo C. Moncayo, John D. Edman, and Michael J. Turell "Effect of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus on the Survival of Aedes albopictus,Anopheles quadrimaculatus, and Coquillettidia perturbans (Diptera: Culicidae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 37(5), 701-706, (1 September 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-37.5.701
Received: 30 July 1999; Accepted: 1 May 2000; Published: 1 September 2000
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Aedes albopictus
Anopheles quadrimaculatus
Coquillettidia perturbans
eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus
survivorship
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