oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Research on South African Culicini (Diptera: Culicidae)

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A very comprehensive work on this world-renowned yellow fever carrying mosquito has recently been published (Christophers, 1960). In the chapter on technique and laboratory rearing of the species (loc. cit.: 100-122) details of various methods used are descriptionbed. Most of the rearing technique is meant for rather large colonies and may be over complicated when it is merely desired to maintain a stock of the mosquito for periodic use, such as occasional tests with repellents and insecticides, or for demonstration of the different mosquito stages to students. As pointed out by Christophers (loc. cit.: 100) the method chosen should depend largely on the purpose for which the mosquitoes are required.

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