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June 2005 #30 Volume 1 Journal of Vector Ecology
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Submitted Papers

The history of the Society for Vector Ecology (SOVE), 1968-2004 Minoo B. Madon and Cluff E. Hopla ..................................................................................................... 1

♦ Clinical, epidemiologic, and environmental surveillance for ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis in an endemic area of northern California Curtis L. Fritz, Lawrence R. Bronson, Charles R. Smith, Leta Crawford-Miksza, Elaine Yeh, and David Schnurr ................................................................................................................................... 4

♦ Reproductive physiology of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles atroparvus Luís Fernandes and Hans Briegel ........................................................................................................... 11

♦ Transmission of malaria in the Tesseney area of Eritrea: parasite prevalence in children, and vector density, host preferences, and sporozoite rate Maedot Waka, Richard James Hopkins, Oluyomi Akinpelu, and Chris Curtis ................................. 27

♦ Seasonal population density and daily survival of anopheline mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in a malaria endemic area, Republic of Korea E- Hyun Shin, Won-Ja Lee, Hee Il Lee, Dong-Kyu Lee, and Terry A. Klein ..................................... 33

♦ Influence of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis on oviposition of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) Craig A. Stoops ......................................................................................................................................... 41

♦ Effects of forced egg-retention in Aedes albopictus on adult survival and reproduction following application of DEET as an oviposition deterrent Rui-De Xue, Arshad Ali, and D. R. Barnard ......................................................................................... 45

♦ Systematics and distribution of horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) of Jordan H. Al-Talafha, Z. S. Amr, M. Abu Baker, and A. Katbeh Bader ......................................................... 49

♦ Sequential release and residual activity of temephos applied as sand granules to water-storage jars for the control of Aedes aegypti larvae (Diptera: Culicidae) Usavadee Thavara, Apiwat Tawatsin, Ruthairat Srithommarat, Morteza Zaim, and Mir S. Mulla .............................................................................................................................................. 62

♦ Container aperture size and nutrient preferences of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Auckland region, New Zealand José G. B. Derraik and David Slaney ..................................................................................................... 73

♦ Does the Anopheles blood meal - fecundity curve, curve? Bernard D. Roitberg and Ian Gordon .................................................................................................... 83

♦ A comparison of mosquito predation by the fish Pseudomugil signifier Kner and Gambusia holbrooki (Girard) in laboratory trials Karen J. Willems, Cameron E. Webb, and Richard C. Russell ........................................................... 87

♦ Effectiveness of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) against Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) engorging on Peromyscus leucopus V. L. Hornbostel, Richard S. Ostfeld, and Michael A. Benjamin ........................................................ 91

♦ Rainfall patterns and population dynamics of Aedes (Aedimorphus) vexans arabiensis, Patton 1905 (Diptera: Culicidae), a potential vector of Rift Valley Fever virus in Senegal Bernard Mondet, Amadou Diaïté, Jacques-André Ndione, Assane G. Fall, Véronique Chevalier, Renaud Lancelot, Magate Ndiaye, and Nicolas Ponçon ....................................................................... 102

♦ Toxicity and effects of microbial mosquito larvicides and larvicidal oil on the development and fecundity of the tadpole shrimp Triops newberryi (Packard) (Notostraca: Triopsidae) Tianyun Su and Mir S. Mulla .................................................................................................................. 107

♦ Bionomics of Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) in an endemic focus of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in central Iran Mohammad R. Yaghoobi-Ershadi , Amir A. Akhavan, Ali R. Zahraei-Ramazani, Ali R. Jalali-Zand, and Norair Piazak .................................................................................................... 115

♦ Distribution and abundance of sigmodontine rodents in relation to hantavirus in Neuquén, Argentina Luciana Piudo, Martín Monteverde, Silvana González Capria, Paula Padula, and Pablo Carmanchahi ............................................................................................................................................ 119

♦ Evaluation of various control agents against mosquito larvae in rice paddies in Taiwan Hwa-Jen Teng, Liang-Chen Lu, Yen-Li Wu, and Jing-Gwo Fang ...................................................... 126

♦ Response of Tabanidae (Diptera) to natural and synthetic olfactory attractants Stjepan Kr…mar, Lawrence J. Hribar, and Marija Kopi ..................................................................... 133

♦ Between-group transmission dynamics of the swallow bug, Oeciacus vicarius Charles R. Brown and Mary Bomberger Brown .................................................................................. 137

♦ Characterization of deltamethrin resistance in field populations of Aedes aegypti in Thailand Rapeeporn Yaicharoen, Rachada Kiatfuengfoo, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, and Pornpimol Rongnoparut .......................................................................................................................... 144

♦ Evaluation of the naturally-derived insecticide spinosad against Culex pipiens L. (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae in septic tank water in Antalya, Turkey Huseyin Cetin, Atila Yanikoglu, and James E. Cilek ............................................................................ 151

♦ Non-larvicidal effects of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and Bacillus sphaericus on oviposition and adult mortality of Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) Nayer S. Zahiri and Mir S. Mulla ........................................................................................................... 155

Scientific Notes

♦ New distributional records for Coquillettidia perturbans (Walker) (Diptera, Culicidae) in Idaho Donald R. Brothers ................................................................................................................. 163

♦ Effect of salt concentration in larval rearing water on mosquito development and survival Erika Mullenbach, David M. Turell, and Michael J. Turell ................................................................ 165