Daily oviposition activity of Aedes aegypti in Orán, Argentina

Elizabet Lilia Estallo Francisco Ludueña-Almeida Carlos Marcelo Scavuzzo Mario Zaidenberg María Virginia Introini Walter Ricardo Almirón About the authors

The study aimed to determinate the maximum daily peak of Aedes aegypti oviposition in the city of Oran, northwestern Argentina. Biweekly samplings were taken between November 2006 and February 2007 (spring-summer). The city was divided into three areas (north, center, and south) and households were randomly selected. Two ovitraps were placed outdoors in the selected houses. Ovitraps were replaced every four hours, from morning (8 a.m.) to late afternoon (8 p.m.). The largest number of eggs was recorded between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (81%). These findings enhance our understanding of the vector and thus its control such as spraying during the hours of peak oviposition activity.

Aedes; Oviposition; Insect Vectors; Dengue, prevention & control

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