oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The laboratory colonization of Culex (Culex) theileri Theobald and Aedes (Diceromyia) furcifer (Edwards) (Diptera: Culicidae)

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Culex theileri Theobald. Previous attempts to colonize this mosquito were unsuccessful owing to the absence of mating. However, mating occurred when a special artificial lighting arrangement giving simulated dawn, day and dusk periods was used (Jupp & Brown, 1967). The methods used to establish and maintain the colony were similar to those previously descriptionbed for Culex univittatus (Jupp & Brown, 1967), except that the initial use of a ""walk-in"" cage was unnecessary. Starting material was a collection of gravid females from Lake Chrissie in the eastern Transvaal highve1d from which egg rafts were obtained.

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