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J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2004 Jun;20(2):134-7.

A crab-hole mosquito, Ochlerotatus baisasi, feeding on mudskipper (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

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Miwa Junior High School, 519 Makabe, Itoman, Okinawa 901-0336, Japan.


Ochlerotatus baisasi was observed and photographed feeding on a mudskipper (Periophthalmus argentilineatus). Origin of blood meals in the stomachs of female mosquitoes collected at burrows of land crabs and mud lobsters in the mangrove forests of Oura, Okinawa, and Komi, Iriomote (the Ryukyu Islands), was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to be from a fish source.

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