Making generalizations about vectors: Is there a physiology of “the mosquito”?
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2007
Volume 37, Issue 1, pages 1–13, March 2007
How to Cite
KLOWDEN, M. J. (2007), Making generalizations about vectors: Is there a physiology of “the mosquito”?. Entomological Research, 37: 1–13. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5967.2007.00044.x
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2007
- Received 31 October 2006; accepted 13 December 2006.; doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5967.2007.00044.x
Many of the generalizations made about mosquito behavior and physiology are based on the extensive research on the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti (L.). However, sufficient differences exist among the numerous species of mosquitoes that make many of these generalizations unwarranted. Some of the specific differences between Ae. aegypti and other mosquito species, particularly the important malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, are discussed.