Volume 5, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



, and were found to be the most common mosquitoes of the cultivated areas of the Nile Delta. This finding is based on collections of adults from light traps, baited traps, and diurnal resting places, and from larval collections. , and are warm weather mosquitoes with greatest abundance in July, August, September and October. occurs in by far the greatest numbers. is most abundant in April and May with reduced numbers during July, August, and September and a rise in October and November. It is present and actively breeding in appreciable numbers during the winter months. is a common mosquito in the southern part of the Nile Delta but tends to become relatively less abundant as the northern limit of the cultivated area is approached.

Each of the five common species feeds readily on man. and appear to be most strongly anthropophilic. Of the three species of is probably the most diverse in its feeding habits, and is most strongly attracted to birds. seems to feed most commonly on man and the large domestic mammals.

was colonized without difficulty and the colony was maintained for over two years. failed to mate in captivity, and consequently was not colonized.


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