Host-Seeking Activity of Bluetongue Virus Vectors: Endo/Exophagy and Circadian Rhythm of Culicoides in Western Europe
Viennet, Elvina; Garros, Claire; Rakotoarivony, Ignace; Allène, Xavier; Gardès, Laëtitia; Lhoir, Jonathan; Fuentes, Ivanna; Venail, Roger; Crochet, Didier; Lancelot, Renaud; Riou, Mickael; Moulia, Catherine; Baldet, Thierry; Balenghien, Thomas
Feeding success of free-living hematophagous insects depends on their ability to be active when hosts are available and to reach places where hosts are accessible. When the hematophagous insect is a vector of pathogens, determining the components of host-seeking behavior is of primary interest for the assessment of transmission risk. Our aim was to describe endo/exophagy and circadian host-seeking activity of Palaearctic Culicoides species, which are major biting pests and arbovirus vectors,...[Show more]
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