Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. May 2014 Special Edition

Host-feeding Habits Study of Anopheles sinensis with Fluorescent Pigment

Chongxing Zhang, Gongzhen Liu, Xiaodan Huang, Peng Cheng, Haifang Wang, Xiuxia Guo, Lijuan Liu and Maoqing Gong*

Department of Medical Entomology, Vector Biology Key Laboratory of Medicine and Health Shandong Province, Shandong Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Jining, Shandong 272033, P.R. China.

Received on 12 April 2014 and accepted on 09 May 2014



Fluorescent dyes experiments were conducted to study host-feeding habits with wild collected, newly emerged first generation and laboratory reared domesticated the thirtieth generation adult Anopheles sinensis Wiedemann (An. sinensis) at Tangkou Township, Shandong Province, China. Of 5942 wild collected in the field, 10027 newly emerged first generation and 2761 domesticated the thirtieth generation adult An. sinensis was released, according to the recaptured rate by human landing collections and cattle bait collections, showed that host-feeding habits of An. sinensis were not random, most wild collected An. sinensis were still tend to seek their original host, first generation An. sinensis were still had feeding habits as their parents do, the original host tropism weakened for the thirtieth generation of An. sinensis.

Keywords : Host-feeding habits, Anopheles sinensis, Fluorescent dyes.