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J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 1999 Sep;15(3):271-5.

Mosquito immatures in drought-prone and drought-resistant bamboo stumps in Flores, Indonesia.

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Department of Microbiology, Saga Medical School, Japan.


Mosquito species in water-filled bamboo stumps were compared with those emerged from dormant eggs in dry stumps. Tripteroides spp. was more abundant than Aedes (Stegomyia) spp. (mainly annandalei and albopictus) in water-filled stumps, whereas the latter was more abundant than the former in dry stumps. During 5 days after inundation, Aedes (Stegomyia) spp. developed faster than Tripteroides spp. Density of Tripteroides spp. was high in narrow and deep stumps. Both taxa of mosquitoes were at low densities in water-filled stumps with large detritivores (Tipulidae and Oligochaeta).

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