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dc.contributor.authorMcGaha, Tommy Wayne
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:13:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:13:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.othermcgaha_tommy_w_201308_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mcgaha_tommy_w_201308_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29120
dc.description.abstractThe oviposition and host-seeking behavioral responses of Simulium vittatum (Diptera: Simuliidae) to putative oviposition pheromones in or on conspecific eggs and potential host-seeking attractants were investigated in the laboratory. A series of behavioral bioassays was conducted to observe the oviposition responses of gravid S. vittatum females when presented freshly oviposited conspecific eggs, extracts of conspecific eggs, identified chemical compounds from extracts of conspecific eggs, and potential host-seeking attractants. The response of gravid S. vittatum females demonstrated that factors on freshly oviposited conspecific eggs were an oviposition stimulant but not a long range volatile attractant. Host-seeking responses of black flies to 1-octen-3-ol, carbon dioxide, and other compounds in a Y-tube olfactometer indicated the potential of using specific blends of host-seeking attractants to bait a black fly trap and provide a more effective method to monitor transmission of Onchocerca volvulus.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBlack flies
dc.subjectSimuliidae
dc.subjectSimulium vittatum
dc.subjectSimulium damnosum complex
dc.subjectSimulium ochraceum complex
dc.subjectoviposition
dc.subjectpheromones
dc.subjecthost-seeking
dc.subjectonchocerciasis
dc.titleOviposition and host-seeking behavioral responses of Simulium vittatum (Diptera: Simuliidae) to potential attractants in laboratory bioassays
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEntomology
dc.description.majorEntomology
dc.description.advisorRaymond Noblet
dc.description.committeeRaymond Noblet
dc.description.committeeDaniel Mead
dc.description.committeePeter Adler


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