oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Anopheles merus (Donitz) its biting cycle in relation to environmental parameters
|Article Title||Anopheles merus (Donitz) its biting cycle in relation to environmental parameters|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Zoology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Sep 1983|
|Pages||367 - 374|
|Keyword(s)||A. gambiae, Anopheles merus mosquitoes, Biting cycle, Endogenous rhythm, Environmental parameters, Filariasis transmission, Malaria transmission and Saltwater breeding|
The biting cycle of A. merus (Donitz) was investigated and clearly showed the presence of an endogenous rhythm. Under optimal conditions of wind, rain and temperature this cycle compares well with that shown for the A. gambiae s.l. However, wind speed, rain and possibly temperature affect the cycle.
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