+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Effects of Cohabitation on the Population Performance and Survivorship of the Invasive Mosquito Aedes albopictus and the Resident Mosquito Aedes notoscriptus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia



Effects of Cohabitation on the Population Performance and Survivorship of the Invasive Mosquito Aedes albopictus and the Resident Mosquito Aedes notoscriptus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia



Journal of Medical Entomology 52(3): 375-385



The presence of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in the Torres Strait of northern Australia increases the potential for colonization and establishment on the mainland. However, there is a possibility that native species that occupy the same habitats may influence the population performance of Ae. albopictus, potentially affecting the establishment of this species in Australia. Cohabitation experiments were performed with the endemic Aedes notoscriptus (Skuse), which has been found occupying the same larval habitats as Ae. albopictus in the Torres Strait and is the most widespread container-inhabiting Aedes species in Australia. The influence of environmental factors and cohabitation between the two species was examined using different climates, food resource levels, food resource types, and species densities. Survivorship proportions and a population performance index (λ') were calculated and compared. The consequences of increased Ae. notoscriptus densities were reduced survivorship and λ' for Ae. albopictus. Despite this, the mean λ' of Ae. albopictus and Ae. notoscriptus was consistently ≥ 1.06, indicating both species could increase under all conditions, potentially due to increasing conspecific densities negatively affecting Ae. notoscriptus. The outcomes from this study suggest that the preexisting presence of Ae. notoscriptus may not prevent the establishment of Ae. albopictus in Australia.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 057718471

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 26334811

DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv004


Related references

Daily survivorship and life span of the mosquito Eretmapodites quinquevittatus Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) under laboratory conditions compared to Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, and Aedes bahamensis. Bulletin of the Society for Vector Ecology 18(2): 109-113, 1993

Effects of photoperiod on population performance and sexually dimorphic responses in two major arbovirus mosquito vectors, Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 36(4): 177-187, 2016

Larval competition between the introduced vector of dengue fever in australia aedes aegypti and a native container breeding mosquito aedes notoscriptus diptera culicidae. Australian Journal of Zoology 34(4): 527-534, 1986

Larval competition between the introduced vector and dengue fever in Australia, Aedes aegypti (L.), and a native container-breeding mosquito, Aedes notoscriptus (Skuse) (Diptera Culicidae). Australian journal of zoology4(4): 527-534, 1986

Larval competition between the introduced vector of dengue fever in Australia, Aedes aegypti (L.), and a native container-breeding mosquito, Aedes notoscriptus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 344: 527-534, 1986

Mosquito Surveillance and the First Record of the Invasive Mosquito Species Aedes ( Stegomyia ) albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southern Iran. Iranian Journal of Public Health 45(8): 1064-1073, 2016

The Importance of Interspecific Interactions on the Present Range of the Invasive Mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Persistence of Resident Container Species in the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology 53(5): 992-1001, 2017

Direct and indirect effects of animal detritus on growth, survival, and mass of invasive container mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 44(4): 580-588, 2007

Biogeography of the two major arbovirus mosquito vectors, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera, Culicidae), in Madagascar. Parasites and Vectors 5: 56, 2012

Color, bacteria, and mosquito eggs as ovipositional attractants for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 33(2): 141-153, 2000

Larval mosquito habitat utilization and community dynamics of Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 49(4): 813-824, 2012

Detection of the Invasive Mosquito Species Aedes ( Stegomyia ) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Portugal. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(4):, 2018

Laboratory and semi-field evaluation of Mosquito Dunks against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus larvae (Diptera: Culicidae). Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 37(1): 62-66, 2006

Field evaluation of the Off! Clip-on Mosquito Repellent (metofluthrin) against Aedes albopictus and Aedes taeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae) in northeastern Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology 49(3): 652-655, 2012

First isolation of Aedes flavivirus in the Western Hemisphere and evidence of vertical transmission in the mosquito Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Virology 440(2): 134-139, 2013