Semiochemical mediation of oviposition by the phlebotomine sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis

DOUGHERTY, M. J. and HAMILTON, J. G.C. and Ward, R. D. (1993) Semiochemical mediation of oviposition by the phlebotomine sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 7 (3). pp. 219-224. ISSN 0269-283X

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Abstract

Extracts of rabbit food, hay and rabbit faeces elicited a positive oviposition response from gravid female Lutzomyia longipalpis sandflies (Diptera: Phlebotominae). Combined extract of rabbit food and oviposition pheromone had a synergistic effect on sandfly egg‐laying, greatly increasing the number of eggs laid and resulting in a highly targeted response. Individually tubed flies, exposed to the combined extract, were shown to be 3.5 times more likely to survive oviposition and laid 2.5 times more eggs than control flies. A laboratory oviposition trap baited with the combined extract was tested in a cage and caught 31 (62%) of 50 gravid L.longipalpis over a 72h period.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1109
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 134452
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2019 08:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 21:33
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/134452

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