Relative abundance and blood feeding behavior of nocturnally active culicine mosquitoes in western Kenya.

John C Beier, W. O. Odago, F. K. Onyango, C. M. Asiago, D. K. Koech, C. R. Roberts

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At 2 sites in western Kenya targeted for future malaria vaccine trials, adult culicine mosquitoes were sampled over one year by 5 collection techniques to assess human exposure to potential vectors of pathogens other than malaria. Collections included 20,910 females representing 19 species in Kisian and 4,312 females of 11 species in Saradidi. Common species in Kisian included Culex quinquefasciatus (71.4%), Mansonia uniformis (15.8%), Ma. africana (6.2%), Aedes mcintoshi (2.0%), Coquillettidia fuscopennata (1.9%) and Ae. ochraceus (1.8%). Common species in Saradidi included Cx. quinquefasciatus (92.7%), Cx. nebulosus (4.5%) and Ma. uniformis (1.0%). Human-bait collections identified 16 man-biting culicine species in Kisian and 9 in Saradidi. Man-biting rates at Kisian for the 5 most common species were 1.8, 14.6 and 13.5 times higher than at Saradidi for indoor, outdoor and tent collections, respectively. Exposure indoors was estimated to be 1,277 bites/man/year at Kisian and 720 at Saradidi. Blood meal identification for 1,083 mosquitoes confirmed that the common culicine species feed primarily on humans and cows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Kenya
Feeding Behavior
feeding behavior
Culicidae
mosquito
relative abundance
Mansonia uniformis
blood
Sterculiaceae
Malaria Vaccines
Culex
Aedes
Bites and Stings
malaria
Coquillettidia
Malaria
Meals
biting rates
Culex quinquefasciatus

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Relative abundance and blood feeding behavior of nocturnally active culicine mosquitoes in western Kenya. / Beier, John C; Odago, W. O.; Onyango, F. K.; Asiago, C. M.; Koech, D. K.; Roberts, C. R.

In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.06.1990, p. 207-212.

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Beier, John C ; Odago, W. O. ; Onyango, F. K. ; Asiago, C. M. ; Koech, D. K. ; Roberts, C. R. / Relative abundance and blood feeding behavior of nocturnally active culicine mosquitoes in western Kenya. In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 1990 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 207-212.
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