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  1. Chang MS, Jute N
    Med J Malaysia, 1982 Sep;37(3):205-10.
    PMID: 7176997
    A total of 73 localities covering 4,894 premises and 26, 712 breeding habitats were surveyed in 1980 to determine and establish the density and distribution pattern of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in Sarawak. A similar pattern has been observed in the density of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The number of houses positive with Aedes larvae were found to be highest in the coastal areas followed by the inland rural areas. The Aedes aegypti Breteau Index (B.I.) of 0-525 in the coastal areas is the highest followed by 0-207.5 in the inland rural areas. The study undertaken has now revealed that both the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are widespread in the State.
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors*
  2. Cheong WH, Mahadevan S
    PMID: 7147014
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors
  3. Macdonald WW, Cheong WH, Loong KP, Mahadevan S
    PMID: 1981630
    An experiment was carried out with Mansonia mosquitos in an area endemic for subperiodic Brugia malayi to assess the applicability of the mark-release-recapture method to these mosquitos. An estimated 17,880 individuals of six species of Mansonia were marked with fluorescent dust and released: 453 Ma. annulata, 305 Ma. annulifera, 6,200 Ma. bonneae, 516 Ma. dives, 3,998 Ma. indiana and 6,408 Ma. uniformis. Twenty-three marked individuals were recaptured. Most recaptures were made one or two nights after their release, but one Ma. annulifera was recaptured five nights later and one Ma. bonneae had been marked and released 6-11 nights previously. The recaptured mosquitos were collected between 0.5 and 2.4 km from their release points.
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors
  4. Bray DP, Yaman K, Underhilll BA, Mitchell F, Carter V, Hamilton JG
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2014 Dec;8(12):e3316.
    PMID: 25474027 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003316
    BACKGROUND: The sand fly Phlebotomus argentipes is arguably the most important vector of leishmaniasis worldwide. As there is no vaccine against the parasites that cause leishmaniasis, disease prevention focuses on control of the insect vector. Understanding reproductive behaviour will be essential to controlling populations of P. argentipes, and developing new strategies for reducing leishmaniasis transmission. Through statistical analysis of male-female interactions, this study provides a detailed description of P. argentipes courtship, and behaviours critical to mating success are highlighted. The potential for a role of cuticular hydrocarbons in P. argentipes courtship is also investigated, by comparing chemicals extracted from the surface of male and female flies.

    PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: P. argentipes courtship shared many similarities with that of both Phlebotomus papatasi and the New World leishmaniasis vector Lutzomyia longipalpis. Male wing-flapping while approaching the female during courtship predicted mating success, and touching between males and females was a common and frequent occurrence. Both sexes were able to reject a potential partner. Significant differences were found in the profile of chemicals extracted from the surface of males and females. Results of GC analysis indicate that female extracts contained a number of peaks with relatively short retention times not present in males. Extracts from males had higher peaks for chemicals with relatively long retention times.

    CONCLUSIONS: The importance of male approach flapping suggests that production of audio signals through wing beating, or dispersal of sex pheromones, are important to mating in this species. Frequent touching as a means of communication, and the differences in the chemical profiles extracted from males and females, may also indicate a role for cuticular hydrocarbons in P. argentipes courtship. Comparing characteristics of successful and unsuccessful mates could aid in identifying the modality of signals involved in P. argentipes courtship, and their potential for use in developing new strategies for vector control.

    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors/physiology*
  5. Lim LH
    Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue Za Zhi, 1994 Dec;10 Suppl:S116-7.
    PMID: 7844839
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors*
  6. Lim KW, Sit NW, Norzahira R, Sing KW, Wong HM, Chew HS, et al.
    Trop Biomed, 2010 Aug;27(2):185-92.
    PMID: 20962714 MyJurnal
    A year-long ovitrap surveillance was conducted between November 2007 and October 2008 in two insular settlements (Kampung Pulau Ketam and Kampung Sungai Lima) within the Malaysian island of Pulau Ketam. Eighty standard ovitraps were placed indoors and outdoors of randomly selected houses/locations. Results demonstrated an endemic baseline Aedes population throughout the year without weekly large fluctuations. Kampung Pulau Ketam has high Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus population, but only Ae. aegypti was found in Kampung Sungai Lima. Aedes aegypti showed no preference for ovitraps placed indoor versus outdoor. However, as expected, significantly more outdoor ovitraps were positive for Ae. albopictus (p<0.05). Trends in Ae. albopictus and Ae. aegypti populations mirrored each other suggesting that common factors influenced these two populations.
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors/physiology*; Insect Vectors/virology*
  7. Rohani A, Zamree I, Joseph RT, Lee HL
    PMID: 19058573
    A study was conducted to examine the persistency of transovarial dengue virus type 2 (DEN-2) in a Selangor strain of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Two hundred 4-5 day old female mosquitoes were fed with blood containing dengue virus. The infected mosquitoes were reared to the 7th generation; each generation was screened for the virus using immunological staining methods. The virus was detectable until the 5th generation but absent in the 6th and the 7th generations. Therefore, dengue virus type 2 can be transmitted transovarially in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes until the fifth generation under laboratory conditions.
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors/virology*
  8. Vythilingam I, Keokenchan K, Phommakot S, Nambanya S, Inthakone S
    PMID: 11485101
    Malaria vector surveys were carried out in 8 provinces in Lao PDR in 1999. The surveys were conducted in 4 provinces - Savannakhet, Champasak, Luang Perbang and Sayaboury in May and in another 4 provinces - Bolikhamsay, Sarvan, Sekong and Vientiane in December 1999. Bare leg collection were carried out indoors and outdoors from 6 pm to 5 am. All anopheline mosquitos were identified, dissected and the gut, gland and ovaries were examined. A total of 438 Anopheles mosquitos belonging to 19 species were obtained. Of these only 3 species were found to be infected with oocysts - An. maculatus, An. dirus and An. minimus. All these species were found biting both indoors and outdoors. An. aconitus was the predominant species obtained in the December collection but its vectorial status remains unknown.
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors*
  9. Tham AS
    Malays J Pathol, 1993 Jun;15(1):13-9.
    PMID: 8277783
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors*
  10. Hii JL, Birley MH, Sang VY
    Med. Vet. Entomol., 1990 Apr;4(2):135-40.
    PMID: 2132976
    An exophilic population of the vector mosquito Anopheles balabacensis Baisas was investigated in two mark-recapture studies (16.ix-13.x.1986 and 6-26.i.1987) at an inland, foothill village in Sabah, Malaysia. Wild female mosquitoes were intercepted as they came to feed on man or buffalo, given a bloodmeal, marked with fluorescent dust and released. The recapture rate was about 12%. A new method of analysis is proposed which uses cross-correlation and a time series model. The estimated survival per oviposition cycle was 0.48-0.54 and the oviposition cycle interval 2-3 days.
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors/physiology*
  11. Chiang GL, Loong KP, Eng KL
    PMID: 2575285
    Five strains of Ma. uniformis from Malaysia were tested for their susceptibility to infection with subperiodic B. malayi. All were found to be susceptible with infection rates ranging from 62% to 100%. The susceptibility rates were directly related to the microfilarial densities of the cat at the time of feeding. Statistical analysis showed no significant difference (p greater than 0.05) among the means of the indices of experimental infection as well as the percentage of infective mosquitoes of the five strains and an old laboratory colony. They were all equally susceptible to subperiodic B. malayi.
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors*
  12. Hii JL, Kan S, Foh CK, Chan MK
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 1984;78(2):281-2.
    PMID: 6380019
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors*
  13. Hii JL, Kan S, Vun YS, Chin KF, Lye MS, Mak JW, et al.
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 1985;79(5):677-80.
    PMID: 3913069
    Seven villages in Banggi Island, Sabah, Malaysia, were surveyed four times to evaluate the roles of local mosquitoes as vectors of malaria and Bancroftian filariasis. 11 species of Anopheles were found biting man. 53.9% of the anophelines caught were An. flavirostris, 27.1% An. balabacensis, 6% An. donaldi and 4.2% An. subpictus. Infective malaria sporozoites, probably of human origin, were found in two of 336 An. flavirostris and 12 of 308 An. balabacensis. Sporozoites, probably of a non-human Plasmodium, were found in An. umbrosus. Nine of 1001 An. flavirostris and four of 365 An. balabacensis harboured L2 or L3 filarial larvae identified as those of Wuchereria bancrofti. This is the first record of An. flavirostris as a natural vector of malaria and W. bancrofti in Sabah.
    Matched MeSH terms: Insect Vectors/parasitology*
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