oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The influence of different constant temperatures and saturation deficits on the survival of adult Culex (Culex) theileri Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) in the laboratory

Volume 53, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Unfed and sugar-fed males and females and blood-fed females of Culex theileri were exposed to different temperatures and saturation deficits. From the results the LT50-values were calculated. Both the sugar-fed and blood-fed females survived significantly longer than the unfed males and females and sugar-fed males.

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