Section 2
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The effect of different methods of oviposition inducement on egg fertility rates in a Simulium damnosum Theobald complex species (Diptera: Simuliidae)

Boakye, D.A.; Raybould, J.N.

Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 1(4): 535-537


ISSN/ISBN: 8756-971X
PMID: 3880274
Accession: 001482451

Using Simulium squamosum from Ghana, an immersion method based on one described by D.J. Lewis, G.R.L. Lyons & J.D.M. Marr (1961) was compared with a twilight method based on one by K.R. Simmons & J.D. Edman (1982) for inducing oviposition by females of the complex of S. damnosum in the laboratory. The results suggested that the twilight method was the better one for normal use; egg viability was about twice that for the immersion method.

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