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Laboratory colonisation of Aedes geniculatus


Wagner, Stefanie; Mathis, Alexander (2016). Laboratory colonisation of Aedes geniculatus. Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association, 34:1-4.

Abstract

Aedes geniculatus (Diptera: Culicidae) is a container-breeding mosquito species widespread throughout Europe and adjacent regions. Similar to other container-breeding mosquitoes, this primarily mammophilic species could be a vector for several pathogens of medical or veterinary importance. We here report for the first time a laboratory colonisation of Ae. geniculatus. Eggs and larvae were collected from forest edges in the area around Zürich, Switzerland. The colony could be established by maintaining adults at room temperature in a large cage where mating occurred. Females took blood meals through a pig intestine membrane in a restricted space. After embryo development for 8 – 14 weeks at 10 °C, ‘hatching in installments’ was induced. Our established colony of Ae. geniculatus, now in its sixth generation, facilitates future studies on basic ecology and physiology of this species and its vector capacity traits. Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association 34: 1-4, 2016

Abstract

Aedes geniculatus (Diptera: Culicidae) is a container-breeding mosquito species widespread throughout Europe and adjacent regions. Similar to other container-breeding mosquitoes, this primarily mammophilic species could be a vector for several pathogens of medical or veterinary importance. We here report for the first time a laboratory colonisation of Ae. geniculatus. Eggs and larvae were collected from forest edges in the area around Zürich, Switzerland. The colony could be established by maintaining adults at room temperature in a large cage where mating occurred. Females took blood meals through a pig intestine membrane in a restricted space. After embryo development for 8 – 14 weeks at 10 °C, ‘hatching in installments’ was induced. Our established colony of Ae. geniculatus, now in its sixth generation, facilitates future studies on basic ecology and physiology of this species and its vector capacity traits. Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association 34: 1-4, 2016

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Parasitology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Parasitology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
600 Technology
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:05 Aug 2016 09:31
Last Modified:10 Nov 2016 14:12
Publisher:European Mosquito Control Association
ISSN:2054-930X
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://e-m-b.org/sites/e-m-b.org/files/JEMCA%2034%20p%201-4.pdf
Related URLs:http://e-m-b.org/node/1147 (Publisher)

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