Selected bacterial washes, color, and mosquito eggs were comparatively examined as ovipositional attractants for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Any evidence of additive activity was noted. All colored washes alone were preferred over selected bacterial washes. The combinations of color and bacteria in a single wash were better attractants for oviposition than colored washes alone. The bacterial content of the breeding water was a more important factor than egg presence in oviposition site selection.
Pavlovich, Steven G. and Rockett, C. Lee
"Color, Bacteria, and Mosquito Eggs as Ovipositional Attractants for Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 33
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol33/iss2/7