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Simplified Models of Population Dynamics of Mosquitoes Related to Control Technology

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Abstract:

Simplified models of the dynamics of mosquito populations are reviewed and developed. Parameters used to develop the models include survival in the adult and immature stages, patterns of egg laying and number of eggs, development times, and population density curves.

With this approach, it was possible to estimate growth rates of naturally-occurring populations of Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus Say and Anopheles albimanus Wiedemann when subjected to control by the release of sterile males. Maximum growth rates attained during release experiments were confirmed by independent biological evaluations.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1974

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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