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International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 343–344 | Cite as

Effect of Size of Cattle Bait on the Range of Attraction of Tsetse and Mosquitoes

  • W. F. Snow
Article

Abstract

—In a recent review of host location by tsetse an attempt was made, using previously published data, to draw some general conclusions regarding the range of detection of warm-blooded hosts by tsetse and mosquitoes. The paper included some misleading and invalid conclusions. This topic and the supporting data are reconsidered. It is suggested that the maximum range of a positive response by mosquitoes or tsetse to stationary cattle baits may be expressed as 0.31 × host weight (kg)0.90 (P <0.001).

Key Words

Tsetse mosquitoes host location 

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© ICIPE 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Snow
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)Coastal Field StationMombasaKenya
  2. 2.c/o National Westminster Bank plcLewes, East SussexUK

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