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The Biology of Mosquitoes, Volume 2: Sensory Reception and Behaviour

Series: The Biology of Mosquitoes Volume: 2

By: Andy N Clements (Author)

740 pages, Line illus, figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #94249 | ISBN: 0851993133
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £145.00 $177/€163 approx

About this book

Focuses on the behaviour of mosquito larvae and adults and the functioning of their sense organs. It also reviews knowledge of the circadian rhythms and other internal mechanisms that regulate the onset and timing of different behaviours.


- Introduction - cycle, rhythms, and other periodicities in mosquito behaviour
- larval integumental sensilla
- adult integumental sensilla - their structure, physiology and connections with the brain
- the antennae and hearing
- larval eyes and vision
- adult eyes and vision
- behaviour and aspects of the biology of larvae and pupae
- adult circadian rhythms
- the regulation of adult behaviour
- the modification of adult behaviour by geophysical and climatic factors
- flight
- genitalia and associated organs
- mating
- feeding on plant sugars
- the sources and characteristics of host cues
- host finding
- mosquito-host interaction
- egg laying

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