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1 March 2001 Attraction of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) to Volatile Chemicals in Western Kenya
Matthew W. Murphy, Raymond F. Dunton, Michael J. Perich, Wayne A. Rowley
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Anopheles gambiae s.l. and Anopheles funestus Giles are the primary vectors of malaria in East Africa. Identification of host-location olfactory cues may increase trap sensitivity for vector control and surveillance programs. Solid-state army miniature light traps were operated near sleeping humans in huts at night without lights and augmented with the potential attractants: L-lactic acid, Limburger cheese volatiles, hexanoic acid, and carbon dioxide. Mosquito response varied between species and gender. Female An. funestus exhibited a greater response to traps baited with L-lactic acid in combination with carbon dioxide than carbon dioxide alone in two different experiments.

Matthew W. Murphy, Raymond F. Dunton, Michael J. Perich, and Wayne A. Rowley "Attraction of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) to Volatile Chemicals in Western Kenya," Journal of Medical Entomology 38(2), 242-244, (1 March 2001). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-38.2.242
Received: 8 February 2000; Accepted: 1 October 2000; Published: 1 March 2001
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