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Responses of Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis to odorants that attract haematophagous insects.
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PMID:  22681499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Carbon dioxide (CO(2) ), 1-octen-3-ol, acetone, ammonium hydroxide, L-lactic-acid, dimethyl trisulphide and isobutyric acid were tested as attractants for two tick species, Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae), in dose-response bioassays using Y-tube olfactometers. Only CO(2) , acetone, 1-octen-3-ol and ammonium hydroxide elicited significant preferences from adult A. americanum, and only CO(2) was attractive to adult D. variabilis. Acetone, 1-octen-3-ol and ammonium hydroxide were separately evaluated at three doses against CO(2) (from dry ice) at a field site supporting a natural population of A. americanum nymphs and adults. Carbon dioxide consistently attracted the highest number of host-seeking ticks. However, for the first time, acetone, 1-octen-3-ol and ammonium hydroxide were shown to attract high numbers of A. americanum. Further research is needed to determine the utility of these semiochemicals as attractants in tick surveillance and area-wide management programmes.
Authors:
A L Carr; R M Roe; C Arellano; D E Sonenshine; C Schal; C S Apperson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and veterinary entomology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2915     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708682     Medline TA:  Med Vet Entomol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Medical and Veterinary Entomology © 2012 The Royal Entomological Society.
Affiliation:
Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A.
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