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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B (2018)
Characteristics of oviposition behavior of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus to different shapes of bamboo stump
Author(s): Kozue Shimabukuro
Abstract: Many people on low income in developing countries choose bamboo to build their houses. However, many reports mention that mosquitoes from the genus Aedes breed in bamboo stumps, although ecological detail of oviposition behavior to bamboo stumps has not been well studied, especially in human residences. This preliminarily laboratory study investigated the oviposition behavior of Aedes mosquitoes to bamboo cylinders of four different shapes: Φ4 × 10, Φ4 × 15, Φ6 × 10, Φ6 × 15 cm. Preferences were calculated based on egg oviposition rate (%) for each shape of the cylinders. We concluded that Aedes aegypti preferred the wide and deep shape and that Aedes albopictus preferred the wide and shallow shape. These results indicate that the oviposition behavior of mosquitoes may change significantly depending on the shape of the bamboo cylinders.
How to cite this article:
Kozue Shimabukuro. Characteristics of oviposition behavior of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus to different shapes of bamboo stump. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2018; 5(5): 107-110.