Experientia

, Volume 48, Issue 11–12, pp 1109–1111 | Cite as

Behavioural and electrophysiological evaluation of oviposition attractants forCulex quinquefasciatus say (Diptera: Culicidae)

  • A. J. Mordue
  • A. Blackwell
  • B. S. Hansson
  • L. J. Wadhams
  • J. A. Pickett
Research Articles

Abstract

The attraction of gravidCulex quinquefasciatus by the oviposition pheromone,erythro-6-acetoxy-5-hexadecanolide, and by polluted water is described. Both materials increase oviposition and when combined the effect is additive. The oviposition behaviour is reflected by the antennal sensitivity to these compounds.

Key words

Oviposition pheromone polluted water volatiles oviposition behaviour electroantennogram 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Mordue
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Blackwell
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • B. S. Hansson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • L. J. Wadhams
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. A. Pickett
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Department of EcologyUniversity of LundLund(Sweden)
  3. 3.Department of Insecticides and FingicidesAFRC/IACRHarpendenUK

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