Host feeding patterns and preference of Anopheles minimus (Diptera: Culicidae) in a malaria endemic area of western Thailand: baseline site description
Parasites & Vectors, 06/12/2012Tisgratog R et al.
The Human landing activity of An. minimus in Tum Sua Village showed a stronger preference/attraction for humans compared to a cow–baited collection method. This study supports the incrimination of An. minimus as the primary malaria vector in the area. A better understanding of mosquito behavior related to host preference, and the temporal and spatial blood feeding activity will help facilitate the design of vector control strategies and effectiveness of vector control management programs in Thailand.
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