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1 January 2002 Olfactory Cues for Oviposition Behavior in Toxorhynchites moctezuma and Toxorhynchites amboinensis (Diptera: Culicidae)
L. E. Collins, A. Blackwell
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Abstract

In laboratory tests gravid female Toxorhynchites moctezuma (Dyar & Knab) and Toxorhynchites amboinensis (Doleschall) were offered the choice of black oviposition jars containing a diethyl ether extract of water collected from a natural oviposition site for these species (i.e., used tires), a dilution series of 4-methylcyclohexanol, 3-methylindole, 2-methylphenol, 3-methylphenol and 4-methylphenol, or solvent. Tire water extract and all test compounds acted as oviposition attractants and stimulants for both species, with the threshold amounts required to elicit these behaviors varying between the species and among the compounds tested.

L. E. Collins and A. Blackwell "Olfactory Cues for Oviposition Behavior in Toxorhynchites moctezuma and Toxorhynchites amboinensis (Diptera: Culicidae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 39(1), 121-126, (1 January 2002). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-39.1.121
Received: 27 April 2000; Accepted: 1 July 2001; Published: 1 January 2002
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