Feeding Tests of Anopheline Mosquitoes with Leguminous Plants

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Abstract:

The data here given seem to indicate that mosquitoes do not feed to any extent on either the blooms or foliage of legumes; that legumes are not attractive to mosquitoes; and that when confined in cages with legumes, mosquitoes obtain little if any sustenance from the plants.

Even if we admit that coumarin can disinfect malaria-infected mosquitoes, it would appear that, in the case of our principal malaria vector, A. quadrimaculatus Say, at least, there is little likelihood of its ever obtaining this substance by feeding on legumes.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1931

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