Host preferences of Deinocerites pseudes Dyar and Knab

D. H. Martin, B. N. Chaniotis, R. B. Tesh

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Abstract

Identification of blood meals was determined for 408 Deinocenites mosquitoes by the microplate precipitin method. Over 99% of the blood meals were assumed to be from Deinocerites pseudes Dyar & Knab on the basis of species identification of males in the collection; 82.5% of the feedings identified were mammalian, 10.9% avian, and 6.6% either reptilian or amphibian. Comparison of blood meals from 3 closely related areas within one collecting site supported the hypothesis that D. pseudes has opportunistic host preferences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical entomology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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