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Correlation of nutritional reserves with a critical weight for pupation in larval Aedes aegypti mosquitoes






Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 6(3): 394-399

Correlation of nutritional reserves with a critical weight for pupation in larval Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

The relationships between the readiness of 4th-instar larvae of A. aegypti (Segemaganga strain) to metamorphose and their weight, nutritional reserves and sex were examined. Both the critical larval weight required for metamorphosis and the potential weight were influenced by the temperature at which the larvae were reared (22 or 32 degrees C), and were greater for females than for males. Caloric levels of soluble carbohydrates and soluble lipids correlated strongly with weight.


Accession: 002060950

PMID: 2230767



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