Laboratory estimation of the effects of increasing temperatures on the duration of gonotrophic cycle of Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae)

Guillermo L Rúa, Martha L Quiñones, Iván D Vélez, Juan S Zuluaga, William Rojas, Germán Poveda, Daniel Ruiz
2005 Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz  
The increase of malaria transmission in the Pacific Coast of Colombia during the occurrence of El Niño warm event has been found not to be linked to increases in the density of the vector Anopheles albimanus, but to other temperature-sensitive variables such as longevity, duration of the gonotrophic cycle or the sporogonic period of Plasmodium. The present study estimated the effects of temperature on duration of the gonotrophic cycle and on maturation of the ovaries of An. albimanus. Blood fed
more » ... adult mosquitoes were exposed to temperatures of 24, 27, and 30°C, held individually in oviposition cages and assessed at 12 h intervals.
doi:10.1590/s0074-02762005000500011 pmid:16184229 fatcat:amq3qjm77vgnxl6lrzoxz56ggu