The biting and resting behavior of Anopheles albimanus in northern Haiti.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A one-year study of the biting and resting habits of the malaria vector Anopheles albimanus was carried out in four rural villages of northern Haiti. Man-biting rates and nightly biting cycles were determined by the use of all-night man-biting captures inside and outside houses. Seasonal changes in density and behavior were determined by repeating the captures on a bimonthly basis throughout one year. Exophily was demonstrated in these anopheline populations by a comparison of inside-biting with inside-resting densities. These behavior characteristics are discussed in relation to malaria transmission and to the choice of malaria control methods.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hobbs, JH; Sexton, JD; St Jean, Y; Jacques, JR

Published Date

  • June 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 150 - 153

PubMed ID

  • 3507484

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8756-971X

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States