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Sensory Organs

Mosquitoes possess sensory organs in their antennae to recognise host and oviposition sites and the Johnston's organ in the basic segment by which males recognise wing beats of the females.

The sensory physiological basis for responses to CO2 has been extensively studied (Davis and Bowen, 1994; Sutcliffe, 1994; Grant et al., 1995), and gender-specific electrophysiological differential responses have been observed to some extent.

   

Further information

  • Davis EE, Bowen MF: Sensory physiological basis for attraction in mosquitoes. J Am Mosq Contr Assoc. 1994, 10, 316-25
  • Grant AJ, Wigton BE, Aghajanian JG, et al.: Electrophysiological responses of receptor neurons in mosquito maxillary palp sensilla to carbon dioxide. J Comp Physiol. 1995, 117, 389-96
  • Sutcliffe JF: Sensory basis of attractancy: morphology of mosquito olfactory sensilla – a review. J Am Mosq Contr Assoc. 1994, 10, 309-15

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