The effectiveness of selected bacterial species as ovipositional attractants for Aedes aegypti was compared. Bacterial washes, in glass containers, were utilized as ovipositional substrates and subsequent egg counts determined the degree of ovipositional attractiveness. Among others, Bacillus cereus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were noted as being effective attractants. It was concluded that A. aegypti displays discriminatory behavior in selecting individual bacterial species for oviposition.
Hasselschwert, Dana and Rockett, C. Lee
"Bacteria as Ovipositional Attractants for Aedes Aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 21
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol21/iss4/6