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Survivorship characteristics of the mosquito Aedes caspius adults from southern France under laboratory conditions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18380656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The survivorship characteristics of two populations of Aedes caspius (Pallas) (Diptera: Culicidae) were compared in the laboratory. One population was sourced from Mourgues, where larvicides have been used continuously for approximately 40 years, and the other from Pont de Gau, where there has been no consistent mosquito control. The aims of the study were to ascertain the basic life history profiles of adults and to determine whether continuous larviciding affects inherent adult survivorship. Life tables were constructed to calculate the following life expectancy parameters: mean lifetime (tau(ad)); maximum lifetime (tau(max)), and daily survival rate (p(ad)). All three parameters were higher for females than for males (paired t-test, P < or = 0.001); male mean lifetime, maximum lifetime and daily survival rate were 4.95 +/- 0.94 days, 20.50 +/- 6.66 days and 0.79 +/- 0.05, respectively; female values were 14.74 +/- 3.68 days, 49.69 +/- 16.55 days and 0.93 +/- 0.02, respectively. No differences were found between the two populations, and no correlations were found between initial adult densities and their respective survival rates. The survivorship curves for Ae. caspius were type IV for males (mortality rates higher for young adults) and type III for females (mortality rates constant).
A Carron; L Bichaud; N Platz; D J Bicout
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and veterinary entomology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0269-283X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Vet. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-02     Completed Date:  2008-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708682     Medline TA:  Med Vet Entomol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Entente Interdépartementale pour la Démoustication du Littoral Méditerranéen, Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aedes / growth & development*
Animals, Laboratory / growth & development*
Population Density
Sex Factors
Time Factors

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