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Survival of adult mosquitoes after exposure to low subzero temperature.

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posted on 04.02.2019 by Meichun Zhang, Dongjing Zhang, Yongjun Li, Qiang Sun, Qin Li, Yali Fan, Yu Wu, Zhiyong Xi, Xiaoying Zheng

Adult male Ae. albopictus (A) and female Ae. aegypti and Cx. quinquefasciatus (B) were transferred from room temperature to -15 oC with (right of A and B) or without water (left of A and B). Adult mosquitoes were removed (at 1-h interval for mosquitoes exposing with water or at 1- or 2-min interval for mosquitoes exposing without water) from subzero temperature and recovered under normal rearing condition until 100% mortality were reached. N = 3 groups of 20 adult mosquitoes for each data point.