Mosquitoes and Peat

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THE likes and dislikes of mosquitoes are so multifarious that one may never be surprised at anything in their bionomics. Some prefer to live in their larval stages at the edge of weedy pools and rivers, some in clear pools, others in such artificial collections of water as are to be found in old sardine tins, calabashes, cisterns, rain-water barrels, and tanks on board steamers, even the liquid in the pitcher plants forms a breeding ground, and yet others occur in the water held up in cut and insect-damaged bamboos. Each species seems to have its own particular place to live.

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THEOBALD, F. Mosquitoes and Peat . Nature 78, 607–608 (1908) doi:10.1038/078607b0

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