Low rates of multiple fertilization in parous Anopheles albimanus.

C. Villarreal*, G. Fuentes-Maldonado, M. H. Rodriguez, B. Yuval

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We determined how frequently parous female Anopheles albimanus fertilize their eggs with sperm from more than one male. To establish paternity we relied on 2 phenotypically distinct laboratory strains. Nulliparous females were allowed to mate freely with males from one strain, and after oviposition they were offered a 2nd mating with males of the other strain. Fertilization patterns were determined by the phenotypes of offspring. Only 0.6% of females ovipositing for a 2nd time (n = 312) used sperm from the 2nd male, as did 4% of females completing a 3rd gonotrophic cycle (n = 25). In this species receptivity is not routinely renewed following oviposition.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes


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