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 - American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting - December 2011

Virtual Issue

We are pleased to present a selection of recent articles from Medical and Veterinary Entomology that we hope will be of interest to attendees of the ASTMH meeting. These include articles on vector behavior, including a report on the early biting behavoiur of Anopheles arabiensis and its implications for malaria control, a new transmission index for Human African Trypanosomaiasis which incorporates proportion infected and source of blood meal, novel control method for bedbugs, papers on the ecology and taxonomy of malaria vectors and triatomine bugs and updates on insecticide resistance in dengue vectors in Cuba and malaria mosquitoes in Benin.

Medical and Veterinary Entomology publishes articles on the biology and control of insects, ticks, mites and other arthropods of medical and veterinary importance. The principal interests are in experimental applied entomology, genetics, epidemiology, vector transmission, biosystematics, ecology and biological and chemical control methods. We have a number of topical reviews on these subjects scheduled to appear in upcoming issues and welcome further suggestions for future reviews.

We hope you will enjoy reading these articles and consider submitting work presented at this congress to Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

Early biting rhythm in the afro-tropical vector of malaria, Anopheles arabiensis, and challenges for its control in Ethiopia
M. Yohannes, E. Boelee

Larval habitat segregation between the molecular forms of the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae in a rice field area of Burkina Faso, West Africa
G. Gimonneau, M. Pombi, M. Choisy, S. Morand, R. K. Dabiré, F. Simard

Does moonlight influence the biting behaviour of Anopheles funestus?
A. Kampango, N. Cuamba, J. D. Charlwood

Behavioural responses of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto to components of human breath, sweat and urine depend on mixture composition and concentration
Y. T. Qiu, R. C. Smallegange, J. J. A. Van Loon, W. Takken

Insecticide resistance in the Anopheles gambiae complex in Benin: a nationwide survey
L. Djogbénou, N. Pasteur, M. Akogbéto, M. Weill, F. Chandre

The cuticular hydrocarbon pattern as chemotaxonomy marker to assess the intraspecific varibility in Triatoma infestans, a major Chagas disease vector
G. M. Calderón-Fernández, J. R. Girotti, M. P. Juárez

A new transmission risk index for human African trypanosomiasis and its application in the identification of sites of high transmission of sleeping sickness in the Fontem focus of southwest Cameroon
G. R. Njitchouang, F. Njiokou, H. Nana-Djeunga, T. Asonganyi, P. Fewou-Moundipa, G. Cuny, G. Simo

Control of Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Using Heat Combined with Dichlorvos Resin Strips
M. P. Lehnert, R. M. Pereira, P. G. Koehler, W. Walker, M. S. Lehnert

Temephos resistance and esterase activity in the mosquito Aedes aegypti in Havana, Cuba increased dramatically between 2006 and 2008
J. A. Bisset, M. M. Rodríguez, Y. Ricardo, H. Ranson, O. Pérez, M. Moya, A. Vázquez

Sexual performance of male Aedes albopictus
S. Boyer, J. Gilles, D. Merancienne, G. Lemperiere, D. Fontenille

An Autodissemination Station for the Transfer of an Insect Growth Regulator to Mosquito Oviposition Sites
R. Gaugler, D. Suman, Y. Wang