The effect of virus infection on mosquito vectors was determined by measuring blood meal size using hemoglobinometry. Infected Aedes albopictus and Ochlerotatus triseriatus took significantly smaller blood meals than uninfected controls. The effect of virus-induced feeding disruption on host seeking was also determined.
Species 1: Diptera Culicidae Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger Mosquito)
Species 2: Diptera Culicidae Ochlerotatus triseriatus (Eastern Tree hole Mosquito)
Keywords: Blood feeding, Hemoglobinometry
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