Volume s1-26, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Since the discovery of the importance of mosquitoes as vectors of disease, numerous studies have been made on the distances the various species travel from a breeding source or natural resting place. This distance has been variously named, “” (Zetek, 1913; Shannon and Davis, 1930), “” (Le Prince and Griffitts, 1917), “” (Russell and Santiago, 1934), “” (Avé Lallemant, Soerono and Soekaria, 1931) and “” (Eyles and Bishop 1943).

An excellent review of the methods used in determining flight range and a discussion of factors influencing the distance is given by Russell and Santiago, 1934. Most of the studies have been made on species of mosquitoes, particularly the important vectors of malaria. (Cf. Zetek, 1913; Le Prince and Griffitts, 1917; Kumm, 1929; Avé Lallemant, Soerone and Soekaria, 1931; Wallace, 1939; Adams, 1940; Eyles and Bishop, 1943.) Other species, particularly the pest forms, have also been studied.


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