|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1962|
|Authors:||H. A. Sandholm, Price R. D.|
|Pagination:||346 - 349|
A total of 1981 specimens representing 4 genera and 14 species of mosquitoes was captured in nature after imbibing nectar meals. They were taken from a large number of different plant species during the early night-time hours. Various factors, such as temperature, wind and rainfall, in addition to availability of the nectar, and the color, age and aroma of the flower, may affect the plant-feeding activity of the mosquito. The ease with which nectar-feeding mosquitoes are found and the variety of plants upon which they feed supports the belief that mosquitoes in nature may rely extensively upon nectar for satisfying their biological requirements.
Field observations of the nectar feeding habits of some Minnesota mosquitoes