Feeding Habits of Anopheles Walkeri Theobald at Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee

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Summary

Precipitin tests on wild-caught Anopheles walkeri at Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee, demonstrated that this mosquito feeds extensively on cows, horses, and other domestic animals. Although man was not as available as the domestic animals, he was the source of a fair (9 per cent) percentage of blood meals.

Preferential feeding experiments indicated that man is about as attractive to A. walkeri as several species of domestic animals when all are equally available as a source of blood.

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