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June 2007 Volume #32 Issue 1 Journal of Vector Ecology
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Submitted Papers

♦ IN MEMORIAM: Andrew (Andy) Spielman Uriel Kitron ......................................................... 1

♦ Norman G. Gratz (1925-2005): A Bibliography Terry L. Carpenter, Lisa L. O’Brien, and Richard G. Robbins ................................................................... 3

♦ A survey of mosquitoes breeding in used tires in Spain for the detection of imported potential vector species D. Roiz, R. Eritja, R. Escosa, J. Lucientes, E. Marquès, R. Melero-Alcíbar, S. Ruiz, and R. Molina .........1 0

♦ A mosquito predator survey in Townsville, Australia, and an assessment of Diplonychus sp. and Anisops sp. predatorial capacity against Culex annulirostris mosquito immatures Essam Abdel-Salam Shaalan, Deon Vahid Canyon, Reinhold Muller, Mohamed Wagdy Faried Younes, Hoda Abdel-Wahab, and Abdel-Hamid Mansour.................................................................................... 16

♦ Climatic and landscape correlates for potential West Nile virus mosquito vectors in the Seattle region Heidi L. Pecoraro, Heather L. Day, Robert Reineke, Nathan Stevens, John C. Withey, John M. Marzluff, and J. Scott Meschke.................................................................................................... 22

♦ Influence of environmental factors on the occurrence of Ixodes ricinus ticks in the urban locality of Brno – Pisárky, Czech Republic A. Žákovská, J. Netušil, and H. Martiníková .............................. 29

♦ Parity and ovarian development of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro Tamara Nunes de Lima-Camara, Nildimar Alves Honório, and Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira........... 34

♦ Impact of environmental manipulation for Anopheles pseudopunctipennis Theobald control on aquatic insect communities in southern Mexico J. G. Bond, H. Quiroz-Martínez, J. C. Rojas, J. Valle, A. Ulloa, and T. Williams .................................... 41

♦ Parity and age composition for Anopheles darlingi Root (Diptera: Culicidae) and Anopheles albitarsis Lynch- Arribálzaga (Diptera: Culicidae) of the northern Amazon Basin, Brazil Fábio Saito Monteiro de Barros, Mércia Eliane Arruda, Simão D. Vasconcelos, José Francisco Luitgards- Moura, Ulisses Confalonieri, Maria Goreti Rosa-Freitas, Pantelis Tsouris, Tamara Nunes Lima-Camara, and Nildimar Alves Honório .................................................................................................................... 54

♦ The influence of house construction on the indoor abundance of mosquitoes Paul I. Howell and Dave D. Chadee .......................................................................................................... 69

♦ Volatile compounds secreted by Brindley’s glands of adult Triatoma infestans: identification and biological activity of previously unidentified compounds P. González Audino, R. A. Alzogaray, C. Vassena, H. Masuh, A. Fontán, P. Gatti, A. Martínez, F. Camps, A. Cork, and E. Zerba................................................................................................................................ 75

♦ Improving efficacy of Box gravid traps for collecting Culex quinquefasciatus Marieta A. H. Braks and Ring T. Cardé .................................................................................................... 83

♦ Environmental factors influencing survival of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in a multipurpose constructed treatment wetland in southern California William E. Walton, Margaret C. Wirth, and Parker D. Workman........................................................... 90

♦ Effect of different thermal conditions on the pre-imaginal biology of Culex apicinus (Philippi, 1865) (Dip- tera: Culicidae) M. Verónica Loetti, Nora E. Burroni, Nicolás Schweigmann, and Alicia de Garin............................... 106

♦ Interspecific variation in diving activity among Anopheles gambiae Giles, An. arabiensis Patton, and An. funestus Giles (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae Nobuko Tuno, Andrew Githeko, Guiyun Yan, and Masahiro Takagi .................................................... 112

♦ Association of Bartonella with the fleas (Siphonaptera) of rodents and bats using molecular techniques Will K. Reeves, Thomas E. Rogers, Lance A. Durden, and Gregory A. Dasch ................................118

♦ Spectrum of metabolic-based resistance to DDT and pyrethroids in Anopheles gambiae S.L. populations from Cameroon Josiane Etang, Lucien Manga, Jean-Claude Toto, Pierre Guillet, Etienne Fondjo, and Fabrice Chandre ....................................................................................................... 123

♦ Vector competence of stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans L. (Diptera: Muscidae), for Enterobacter sakazakii F. Mramba, A.B. Broce, and L. Zurek ......................................................................... 134

♦ Vertebrate hosts of Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) in California Martin B. Castro and Stan A. Wright...................................................................................................... 140

Scientific Notes

♦ Predator avoidance behavior of Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae infected with mermithid nematodes (Nema- toda: Mermithidae) Megan R. Wise de Valdez ................................................................ 150

♦ PCR detection of Plasmodium and blood meal identification in a native New Zealand mosquito B. Massey, D. M. Gleeson, D. Slaney, and D. M. Tompkins.............................................................. 154

♦ Seasonal activity of Amblyomma spp. in Mississippi Jerome Goddard ..................................... 157