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December 2005 Volume #30 Issue 2 Journal of Vector Ecology
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Submitted Papers

♦ Seasonal and geographical distribution of adult Ixodes scapularis Say (Acari: Ixodidae) in Louisiana Andrew Mackay and Lane Foil .................................................................................................. 168

♦ Tick infestations of the eastern cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) and small rodentia in northwest Alabama and implications for disease transmission Joseph C. Cooney, Willy Burgdorfer, Martin K. Painter, and Cynthia L. Russell ........................... 171

♦ Field trial on the spatial repellency of metofluthrin-impregnated plastic strips for mosquitoes in shelters without walls (beruga) in Lombok, Indonesia Hitoshi Kawada, Yoshihide Maekawa, and Masahiro Takagi ............................................................ 181

♦ Seasonal dynamics of four potential West Nile vector species in north-central Texas Bethany G. Bolling, James H. Kennedy, and Earl G. Zimmerman ..................................................... 186

♦ Mosquito larvicidal activity of aqueous extracts of long pepper (Piper retrofractum Vahl) from Thailand Uruyakorn Chansang, Nayer S. Zahiri, Jaree Bansiddhi, Thidarat Boonruad, Pratom Thongsrirak, Jiranuch Mingmuang, Nipa Benjapong, and Mir S. Mulla .............................. 195

♦ Host plant selection of two Mansonia Blanchard species (Diptera: Culicidae) in a heterogeneous habitat of Buenos Aires City, Argentina Pablo R. Mulieri, Juan P. Torretta, and Nicolás Schweigmann .......................................................... 201

♦ Variability in natural populations of Anopheles sacharovi (Diptera: Culicidae) from southeast Anatolia, revealed by morphometric and allozymic analyses H. Yurttas, B. Alten, and A. M. Aytekin ................................................................................................ 206

♦ Evidence to support two conspecific cytological races of Anopheles aconitus in Thailand Anuluck Junkum, Narumon Komalamisra, Atchariya Jitpakdi, Narissara Jariyapan, Gi-Sik Min, Mi-Hyun Park, Kang-Hyun Cho, Pradya Somboon, Paul A Bates, and Wej Choochote ........ 213

♦ Geographical distribution of Anopheles minimus species A and C in western Thailand Ampornpan Kengluecha, Pornpimol Rongnoparut, Soamrutai Boonsuepsakul, Ratana Sithiprasasna, Prinyada Rodpradit, and Visut Baimai ........................................................................ 225

♦ Repellent effect of plant essential oils against Aedes albopictus Pin Yang and Yajun Ma .......................................................................................................................... 231

♦ Evaluation of habitat management strategies for the reduction of malaria vectors in northern Belize John P. Grieco, Roy C. Vogtsberger, Nicole L. Achee, Errol Vanzie, Richard G. Andre, Donald R. Roberts, and Eliska Rejmankova ......................................................................................... 235

♦ Methods for monitoring outdoor populations of house flies, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) Christopher J. Geden ............................................................................................................... 244

♦ Bionomics and distribution of species of Hystrichopsylla in Arizona and New Mexico, with a description of Hystrichopsylla dippiei obliqua, n. ssp. (Siphonaptera: Hystrichopsyllidae) Michael W. Hastriter and Glenn E. Haas .............................................................................................. 251

♦ Abundance and diversity of human-biting flies (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae, Culicidae, Tabanidae, Simuliidae) around a nickel-copper smelter at Monchegorsk, northwestern Russia M. V. Kozlov, N. K. Brodskaya, A. Haarto, K. Kuusela, M. Schäfer, and V. Zverev ....................... 263

♦ An annotated checklist of the Anopheles mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Iran Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat and Ralph E. Harbach ........................................................................... 272

♦ Evaluation of the present dengue situation and control strategies against Aedes aegypti in Cebu City, Philippines Milagros M. Mahilum, Mario Ludwig, Minoo B. Madon, and Norbert Becker ................................ 277

♦ Synergistic efficacy of botanical blends with and without synthetic insecticides against Aedes aegypti and Culex annulirostris mosquitoes Essam Abdel-Salam Shaalan, Deon Vahid Canyon, Mohamed Wagdy Faried Younes, Hoda Abdel- Wahab, and Abdel-Hamid Mansour ...................................................................................................... 284

♦ Patterns of insecticide resistance in larval Culex pipiens populations in Israel: dynamics and trends Laor Orshan, Maria Kelbert, and Hedva Pener ......................................................................... 289

♦ Effects of sub-lethal concentrations of synthetic insecticides and Callitris glaucophylla extracts on the development of Aedes aegypti Essam Abdel-Salam Shaalan, Deon Vahid Canyon, Mohamed Wagdy Faried Younes, Hoda Abdel-Wahab, and Abdel-Hamid Mansour ........................................................................................... 295

♦ Chemical detection of the predator Notonecta irrorata by ovipositing Culex mosquitoes Leon Blaustein, Jonathan Blaustein, and Jonathan Chase .................................................................. 299

♦ Chemical composition and anti-mosquito potential of rhizome extract and volatile oil derived from Curcuma aromatica against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Wej Choochote, Dana Chaiyasit, Duangta Kanjanapothi, Eumporn Rattanachanpichai, Atchariya Jitpakdi, Benjawan Tuetun, and Benjawan Pitasawat ......................................................................... 302

♦ Bartonella and Rickettsia in fleas and lice from mammals in South Carolina, U.S.A. Will K. Reeves, Mark P. Nelder, and James A. Korecki ...................................................................... 310

♦ Seasonal abundance of horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) from two locations in eastern Croatia Stjepan Kr…mar ..................................................................................................................... 316

♦ Relative abundance of mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) on Big Pine Key, Florida, U.S.A. Lawrence J. Hribar ..................................................................................................... 322

♦ Laboratory estimation of degree-day developmental requirements of Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) Ozge Erisoz Kasap and Bulent Alten .................................................................. 328

Scientific Notes

♦ Vertical distribution of adult mosquitoes in native forest in Auckland, New Zealand José G. B. Derraik, Amy E. Snell, and David Slaney ........................................................................ 334

♦ Outbreak of dengue in National Capital Territory of Delhi, India during 2003 R.S. Sharma, P.L. Joshi, K.N. Tiwari, Rakesh Katyal, and Kuldip Singh Gill .................................. 337

♦ Molecular evidence for novel Bartonella species in Trichobius major (Diptera: Streblidae) and Cimex adjunctus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) from two southeastern bat caves, U.S.A. Will K. Reeves, Amanda D. Loftis, Jeffery A. Gore, and Gregory A. Dasch ....................................... 339

♦ A method for determining the sex of larval Aedes aegypti mosquitoes Gail M. Chambers .................................................................................................................................... 342

♦ The use of an experimental hut for evaluating the entering and exiting behavior of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), a primary vector of dengue in Thailand Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Wannapa Suwonkerd, Piti Mongkalangoon, Nicole Achee, John Grieco, Bob Farlow, and Donald Roberts .............................................................................................. 344

♦ First occurrence of Ochlerotatus japonicus in Missouri Stephanie Gallitano, Leon Blaustein, and James Vonesh ..................................................................... 347