Feeding patterns of molestus and pipiens forms of Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) in a region of high hybridization
- Autores: Almeida AP, Arez E, Calderón I, Donnelly MJ, Gomes B, Pinho L, Pinto J, Sousa CA, Vicente JL
- Journal: Parasites & Vectors
- Link: http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/6/1/93
Two biological forms of the mosquito Culex pipiens s.s., denoted pipiens and molestus, display behavioural differences that may affect their role as vectors of arboviruses. In this study, the feeding patterns of molestus and pipiens forms were investigated in Comporta (Portugal), where high levels of inter-form admixture have been recorded.