A mosquito mom’s commute: “Mosquitoes commute between blood-meal hosts and water… One of the possible strategies of malaria control is to identify local vector species and then attack water bodies that contain their larvae.” This animal, the Southern house mosquito, is more important for Fiariasis (in India) and West Nile virus (in North America) but the principle is the same. The tactics surrounding mosquito-borne disease control must take into account the relative positions of potential bloodmeals (us) and suitable egg-laying habitat (standing water). More from this Open Access paper: http://www.malariajournal.com/content/4/1/23 More about this species: Encyclopedia of LifePhoto: Sean McCann via flickr

A mosquito mom’s commute:

Mosquitoes commute between blood-meal hosts and water… One of the possible strategies of malaria control is to identify local vector species and then attack water bodies that contain their larvae.

This animal, the Southern house mosquito, is more important for Fiariasis (in India) and West Nile virus (in North America) but the principle is the same. The tactics surrounding mosquito-borne disease control must take into account the relative positions of potential bloodmeals (us) and suitable egg-laying habitat (standing water).

More from this Open Access paper: http://www.malariajournal.com/
content/4/1/23

More about this species: Encyclopedia of Life

Photo: Sean McCann via flickr

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