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Effect of size of cattle bait on the range of attraction of tsetse and mosquitoes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 September 2011

W. F. Snow
Affiliation:
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Coastal Field Station, P.O. Box 80804, Mombasa, Kenya
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Abstract

In a recent review of host location by tsetse an attempt was made, using previously published data, to draw some general conclusions regarding the range of detection of warm-blooded hosts by tsetse and mosquitoes. The paper included some misleading and invalid conclusions. This topic and the supporting data are reconsidered. It is suggested that the maximum range of a positive response by mosquitoes or tsetse to stationary cattle baits may be expressed as 0.31 × host weight (kg)0.90 (P < 0.001).

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Copyright © ICIPE 1983

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