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Survival and Fecundity of Mosquitoes fed on Insect Haemolymph

Nature volume 222, pages 12641265 (28 June 1969) | Download Citation

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IN captivity the mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Culextarsalis, are attracted to and feed on insect larvae1, and they live to produce viable eggs. This suggests that mosquitoes may sometimes feed on insects in nature. Here we report the amount of haemolymph taken by A. aegypti and the mortality and fecundity of insects fed haemolymph.

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  1. Canada Department of Agriculture, Research Institute, Belleville, Ontario.

    • P. HARRIS
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