Behavior of Thoracic Spiracles of Aedes Mosquitoes in Controlled Relative HumiditiesAnnals of the Entomological Society of America (1971)
Observations were made on the behavior of the thoracic spiracles of A. triseriatus (Say) and A. aegypti(L.) in high (90±5%) and low (<5%) relative humidities. Following a 5-minute exposure to low relative humidity, spiracular responses to 0.5% carbon dioxide were reduced in both species while only A. triseriatus showed attenuated spiracular behavior after a 2-minute exposure. Conservative spiracular opening was observed in both unfed and fed mosquitoes. It is postulated that the spiracular response to low relative humidity is a sensory one.
Publication DateJanuary, 1971
Citation InformationE. S. Krafsur. "Behavior of Thoracic Spiracles of Aedes Mosquitoes in Controlled Relative Humidities" Annals of the Entomological Society of America Vol. 64 Iss. 1 (1971) p. 93 - 97
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