LABORATORY STUDIES OF MOSQUITO FLIGHT: 3. EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY ON FLIGHT ABILITY OF FEMALE AEDES AEGYPTI
FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD
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The influence of temperature and relative humidity on the flight performance of tethered virgin female Aedes aegypti was investigated. Mosquitoes of similar age were flown to exhaustion on flight mills at various temperatures and relative humidities. Parameters measured were distance flown, duration of flight, speed of flight, initial weight of mosquitoes, and live weight lost during exhaustive flight.
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