n African Entomology - Egg retention by Anopheles arabiensis during the dry winter season in South Africa : short communication
|Article Title||Egg retention by Anopheles arabiensis during the dry winter season in South Africa : short communication|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Publication Date||Sep 2003|
|Pages||305 - 307|
Mosquitoes respond readily to changes in environmental temperature and numerous studies (Fontanarrosa et al. 2000; Olejnicek & Gelbic 2000; Fava et al. 2001) have examined the effects of temperature on the physiology of mosquitoes. Nevertheless, only a few studies have investigated the effects of temperature on egg retention in adult female mosquitoes (Reisen et al. 1995; Mogi 1996; Charlwood et al. 2000). Charlwood et al. (2000) found no evidence of aestivation during the dry season while Mogi (1996) reported on a number of overwintering strategies, including diapause in females.
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