Volume 7, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Summary and Conclusions

Hybridization experiments with from the Philippine Islands and North American strains of , and showed that the Philippine mosquito is interfertile with the American populations. Low hatching in F egg rafts from the Philippine female x male cross was probably due to reduced mating activity; larvae from the rafts which did hatch, and larvae from all other crosses, developed normally. Survival rates of the hybrid larvae and pupae were comparable to those of the parent strains. All F hybrids produced vigorous F and backcross colonies.

It is concluded that from Luzon in the Philippine Islands is conspecific with , and from North America.


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