Selective Feeding Habits of Anophelines Amongst Africans of Different Ages

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  • Malaria Division, Medical Department, Tanganyika


In 26 night catches, 695 blood-fed Anopheles gambiae and funestus were taken in huts containing 3, 4, or 5 Africans sleeping under natural conditions, in a district in Tanganyika, East Africa, where the average number of inhabitants of a hut is 3.3. By the use of the method of leukocyte correlation of the blood of the human occupants of the hut with the blood in the stomach of the fed mosquito, it appeared that there was no consistent deviation of anophelines to certain human age groups.