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1 September 2014 Vertical Oviposition Preferences of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus, In Temperate North America
Eric Williges, Ary Faraji, Randy Gaugler
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As a hyperaggressive mosquito that is also a public health threat, Aedes albopictus (Skuse), the Asian tiger mosquito, is a major priority for control efforts. We examine one aspect of Ae. albopictus biology: oviposition height. Field-based research in an urban habitat was conducted to determine if a height preference exists for this species. Larval and egg counts showed a significant preference for oviposition at ground level (0 m) compared to heights of 1, 2, 3, or 4 m (P < 0.01). An experiment conducted under semi–field conditions supported our conclusion of oviposition preference at ground level (P < 0.001), and further defines the search image needed by mosquito control personnel when dealing with this invasive species.

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Eric Williges, Ary Faraji, and Randy Gaugler "Vertical Oviposition Preferences of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus, In Temperate North America," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 30(3), 169-174, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.2987/14-6409R.1
Published: 1 September 2014
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integrated mosquito management
larval habitat
New Jersey
oviposition
Source reduction
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