Medical and Veterinary Entomology

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Edited By: M. Cameron, D. Colwell, D. Otranto

Impact Factor: 2.208

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 9/143 (Veterinary Sciences); 11/87 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2915

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Molecular Biology, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

Virtual Issue - Vector control in medical and veterinary entomology - December 2009

Vector control in medical and veterinary entomology, December 2009

The articles in this 'virtual issue' of Medical and Veterinary Entomology come from the list of 'top downloads' of the last 5 years, and were chosen on this occasion to reflect the wide range of subject areas covered by the journal and to indicate the topics which are currently of most interest to our readership. The Table of Contents clearly shows that vector control is of primary interest, and that readers appreciate both the broad perspective provided by high quality Review Articles and the detailed findings of cutting-edge research presented in Original Articles. The mission of the Royal Society of Entomology is, of course, to support the advance of understanding and knowledge across the entire spectrum of medical and veterinary entomology, irrespective of 'download ratings'! We warmly encourage authors worldwide to submit research papers on the biology and control of all arthropods of medical or veterinary importance, including vectors of pathogens affecting humans and other animals, ectoparasites, endoparasites and arthropods of forensic importance. The principal interests are in experimental applied entomology, biological and chemical control methods, genetics, epidemiology, transmission dynamics, biosystematics and distribution, ecology, life-cycles behaviour, parasitology and immunology.

Gabriella Gibson, Doug Colwell and Hilary Ranson.

Contributions of Anopheles larval control to malaria suppression in tropical Africa: review of achievements and potential
K. Walker, M. Lynch

Vector transmission of Bartonella species with emphasis on the potential for tick transmission
S. A. Billeter, M. G. Levy, B. B. Chomel, E. B. Breitschwerdt

Critical review of the vector status of Aedes albopictus
N. G. Gratz

Control techniques for Culicoides biting midges and their application in the U.K. and northwestern Palaearctic
S. Carpenter, P. S. Mellor, S. J. Torr

Control of phlebotomine sandflies
B. Alexander, M. Maroli

Using COI barcodes to identify forensically and medically important blowflies
L. A. Nelson, J. F. Wallman, M. Dowton

Effect of dengue vector control interventions on entomological parameters in developing countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
T. E. Erlanger, J. Keiser, J. Utzinger

Towards a fuller understanding of mosquito behaviour: use of electrocuting grids to compare the odour-orientated responses of Anopheles arabiensis and An. quadriannulatus in the field
S. J. Torr, A. Della Torre, M. Calzetta, C. Costantini, G. A. Vale

A comparison of trapping methods for Tabanidae (Diptera) in North Queensland, Australia
K. Van Hennekeler, R. E. Jones, L. F. Skerratt, L. A. Fitzpatrick, S. A. Reid, G. A. Bellis

Mitochondrial genomes of the sheep blowfly, Lucilia sericata, and the secondary blowfly, Chrysomya megacephala
J. R. Stevens, H. West, R. Wall

Less is more: restricted application of insecticide to cattle to improve the cost and efficacy of tsetse control
S. J. Torr, I. Maudlin, G. A. Vale

Larval growth rates of the blowfly, Calliphora vicina, over a range of temperatures
S. E. Donovan, M. J. R. Hall, B. D. Turner, C. B. Moncrieff

Effect of investigator disturbance in experimental forensic entomology: succession and community composition
G. D. De Jong, W. W. Hoback

Tissue and life-stage distribution of a defensin gene in the Lone Star tick, Amblyomma americanum
S. M. Todd, D. E. Sonenshine, W. L. Hynes