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Volume 13, Number 12—December 2007

Dispatch

Host-Feeding Patterns of Culex Mosquitoes in Relation to Trap Habitat

Lisa A. Patrican*1Comments to Author , Laura E. Hackett*2, Jay W. McGowan*, Thomas R. Unnasch†, Joon-Hak Lee‡3, and James EBriggs
Author affiliations: *State of New York Department of Health, Ithaca, New York, USA; †University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; ‡State of New York Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA;

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Table

Monthly prevalence of predominant avian hosts of Culex pipiens and Cx. restuans, New York

Month Total no. blood meals identified Northern cardinal
American robin
Gray catbird
Cx. 
pipiens Cx. restuans % of total Cx. pipiens Cx. restuans % of total Cx. pipiens Cx. restuans % of total
May 7 4 57.1 1 14.3
Jun 83 5 13 21.7 11 13.3 1 4 6
Jul 99 22 17 39.4 7 3 10.1 3 1 4
Aug 82 21 25.6 11 13.4 14 1 18.3
Sep 18 7 38.9 1 5.6 6 1 38.9
Oct 1 1 100

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1Current affiliation: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

2Current affiliation: State of New York Department of Health, Syracuse, New York, USA

3Current affiliation: University of North Texas–Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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