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Host-Feeding Patterns of Culex Mosquitoes in Relation to Trap Habitat

By Lisa A. Patrican, Laura E. Hackett, , , Jay W. McGowan, Thomas R. Unnasch and Joon-Hak Lee


Mosquito feeding patterns identify vertebrate species potentially involved in the amplification of West Nile virus. In New York, northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) were the predominant hosts in most habitats. Crow (Corvus sp.) blood meals were most frequently identified from sewage treatment plant and storm water catch basin habitats

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