Journal of Medical Entomology Volume 35 Number 5, September 1998


Rapid Communications

Establishment of the Tortoise Tick Amblyomma marmoreum (Acari: Ixodidae) on a Reptile-Breeding Facility in Florida.
Sandra A. Allan, Leigh-Anne Simmons, and Michael J. Burridge . . . . 621

Experimental Infection of Domestic Cats with Bartonella henselae by Inoculation of Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) Feces.
Lane Foil, Earl Andress, Rebecca L. Freeland, Alma F. Roy, Roxanne Rutledge, Patricia C. Triche, and Kathy L. O'Reilly . . . . 625



Reported Distribution of Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the United States.
David T. Dennis, Trudi S. Nekomoto, John C. Victor, William S. Paul, and Joseph Piesman . . . . 629



Effect of Body Size on Host Seeking and Blood Meal Utilization in Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (Diptera: Culicidae): the Disadvantage of Being Small.
W. Takken, M. J. Klowden, and G. M. Chambers . . . . 639

New Procedures to Estimate Water Temperatures and Water Depths for Application in Climate-Dengue Modeling.
Shouquan Cheng, Laurence S. Kalkstein, Dana A. Focks, and Austine Nnaji . . . . 646

Minimum Infection Rate of Ambylomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) by Ehrlichia chaffeensis (Rickettsiales: Ehrlichieae ) in Southern Indiana.
Christopher T. Burket, Carolyn N. Vann, Robert R. Pinger, Clare L. Chatot, and Fresia E. Steiner . . . . 653

Role of Anopheles quadrimaculatus and Coquillettidia perturbans (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Transmission Cycle of Cache Valley Virus (Bunyaviridae: Bunyavirus) in the Midwest, U.S.A.
Carina G. M. Blackmore, Mark S. Blackmore, and Paul R. Grimstad . . . . 660

Overcrowding of Culex sitiens (Diptera: Culicidae) Larvae: Population Regulation by Chemical Factors or Mechanical Interference.
Derek Roberts . . . . 665

Effect of Salt Concentration in Larval Rearing Water on Susceptibility of Aedes Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) to Eastern Equine and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Viruses.
Michael J. Turell . . . . 670

Development of Alouattamyia baeri (Diptera: Oestridae) from Howler Monkeys (Primates: Cebidae) on Barro Colorado Island, Panama.
Douglas D. Colwell and Katharine Milton . . . . 674

Measurement of Flight Tone Differentiates Among Members of the Anopheles gambiae Species Complex (Diptera: Culicidae).
William G. Brogdon . . . . 681

Honeydew Sugars in Wild-Caught Female Deer Flies (Diptera: Tabanidae).
Trevor A. Janzen and Fiona F. Hunter . . . . 685

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of the Repellents Deet, CIC-4, and AI3-37220 Against Anopheles farauti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia.
S. P. Frances, R. D. Cooper, and A. W. Sweeney . . . . 690

Effects of Temperature on Sarcophaga haemorrhoidalis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) Development.
Jason H. Byrd and Jerry F. Butler . . . . 694

Field Evaluation of Mesocyclops longisetus (Copepoda: Cyclopoidea) for the Control of Larval Aedes aegypti (Diptera Culicidae) in Northeastern Mexico.
Norma Gorrochotegui-Escalante, Ildefonso Fernandez-Salas, and Hector Gomez-Dantes . . . . 699

Seasonal Colonization and Decomposition of Rat Carrion in Water and on Land in an Open Field in South Carolina.
Jeffery K. Tomberlin and Peter H. Adler . . . . 704

Screening of Haematobia irritans irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) Populations for Pyrethroid Resistance-Associated Sodium Channel Gene Mutations by Using a Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay.
Felix D. Guerrero, Sidney E. Kunz, and Diane Kammlah . . . . 710

Relative Fitness of Three Organophosphate-Resistant Strains of Culex pipiens pallens (Diptera: Culicidae).
Wang Jinfu, Lu Shaohong, Chen Rui, and Wang Lingling . . . . 716

Mode of Action of Lufenuron on Larval Cat Fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).
Susan R. Dean, Roger W. Meola, Shirlee M. Meola, Helga Sittertz-Bhatkar, and Rudolf Schenker . . . . 720

Effects of Cold Stress on Survival and Reproduction of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae).
Stanley R. Jones and Sidney E. Kunz . . . . 725

Taxonomic Review of Cotingacola (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from the Cotingas (Passeriformes: Tyrannidae), with Descriptions of Two New Species.
Dale H. Clayton and Roger D. Price . . . . 732

Population Parameters of Triatoma spinolai (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) Under Different Environmental Conditions and Densities.
Mildred J. Ehrenfeld, Mauricio Canals, and Pedro E. Cattan . . . . 740

Determination of Sample Sizes for the Estimation of Onchocerca volvulus (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) Infection Rates in Biting Populations of Simulium ochraceum s.l. (Diptera: Simuliidae) and Its Application to Ivermectin Control Programs.
Mara-Gloria Basez, Mario Alberto Rodrguez-Prez, Filiberto Reyes-Villanueva, Richard C. Collins, and Mario Henry Rodrguez . . . . 745

Surveillance for Arthropod-Borne Viral Activity in Nebraska, 1994-1995.
Thomas E. Janousek and Wayne L. Kramer . . . . 758

Seasonal Changes in Abundance and Gonotrophic Age of Host-Seeking Tabanidae (Diptera) from a Subarctic Labrador Peatland.
Paul E. K. Mcelligott and David J. Lewis . . . . 763

Sequence Heterogeneity in Copia-like Retrotransposons in Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) in Thailand.
Pornpimol Rongnoparut, Nuntaree Sirichotpakorn, Rampa Rattanarithikul, and Kenneth J. Linthicum . . . . 771

Cuticular Hydrocarbon Composition Analysis for Taxonomic Differentiation of Phlebotomine Sandfly Species (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Kenya.
Hassane Mahamat and Ahmed Hassanali . . . . 778

Oviposition Attraction and Repellency of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) to Waters from Conspecific Larvae Subjected to Crowding, Confinement, Starvation, or Infection.
Nayer Zahiri and Manfred E. Rau . . . . 782

Morphology and Development of Anaplasma marginale (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) in Cultured Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Cells.
Edmour F. Blouin and Katherine M. Kocan . . . . 788

Mortality of Horn Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Larvae in Bovine Dung Supplemented with Loline Alkaloids from Tall Fescue.
C. T. Dougherty, F. W. Knapp, L. P. Bush, J. E. Maul, and J. Van Willigen . . . . 798

Reservoir Competence of the Meadow Vole (Rodentia: Cricetidae) for the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.
Daniel Markowski, Howard S. Ginsberg, Kerwin E. Hyland, and Renjie Hu . . . . 804

Life Table Study of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Puerto Rico Fed Only Human Blood Versus Blood Plus Sugar.
Adriana Costero, John D. Edman, Gary G. Clark, and Thomas W. Scott . . . . 809

Laboratory Studies of Susceptibility and Resistance to Insecticides in Pediculus capitis (Anoplura; Pediculidae).
M. I. Picollo, C. V. Vassena, A. A. Casadio, J. Massimo, and E. N. Zerba . . . . 814

Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Complex in Virginia.
E. T. Schmidtmann, F. R. Holbrook, E. Day, T. Taylor, and W. J. Tabachnick . . . . 818

Density Dependence in Larval Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae).
Cynthia C. Lord . . . . 825

Morphological, Molecular, and Chromosomal Discrimination of Cryptic Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) (Diptera: Culicidae) from South America.
L. P. Lounibos, R. C. Wilkerson, J. E. Conn, L. J. Hribar, G. N. Fritz, and J. A. Danoff-Burg . . . . 830

Effects of Sodium Concentration on Aedes triseriatus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Microorganisms in Treeholes.
Christopher J. Paradise and William A. Dunson . . . . 839

Comparisons of Rice Field Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Abundance Among Areas with Different Agricultural Practices in Northern Thailand.
Yoshio Tsuda, Masahiro Takagi, Wannapa Suwonkerd, Akira Sugiyama, and Yoshito Wada . . . . 845

Kinetics and Cross-Species Comparisons of Host Antibody Responses to Lone Star Ticks and American Dog Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae).
Martin L. Sanders, Gregory E. Glass, Alan L. Scott, and Brian S. Schwartz . . . . 849

Two New Species of Chiggers (Acari: Trombiculidae and Leeuwenhoekiidae) from Iran.
M. Lee Goff and Alireza Saboori . . . . 857

Evaluation of Natural Psoroptes ovis (Acarina: Psoroptidae) Soluble Proteins as Candidate Vaccine Immunogens.
John H. Pruett, Kevin B. Temeyer, William F. Fisher, Patricia K. Beetham, and Sidney E. Kunz . . . . 861

Geographic Distribution of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Michigan, with Emphasis on Ixodes scapularis and Borrelia burgdorferi.
Edward D. Walker, Mary Grace Stobierski, Melvin L. Poplar, Tracy W. Smith, Alice J. Murphy, Peter C. Smith, Stephen M. Schmitt, Thomas M. Cooley, and Cynthia M. Kramer . . . . 872

Taxonomic Study of the Genus Ctenocephalides Stiles & Collins, 1930 (Insecta: Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) by Using Aedeagus Characters.
Karine Mnier and Jean-Claude Beaucournu . . . . 883


Short Communication

Recognition of the Tick Genus Anocentor Schulze, 1937 (Acari: Ixodidae) by Numerical Taxonomy.
Lgia Miranda Ferreira Borges, Marcelo Bahia Labruna, Pedro Marcos Linardi, and Mcio Flvio Barbosa Ribeiro . . . . 891

Comparison of Genomic DNA in Various Strains of Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae).
Ruben Hernandez, Andrew C. Chen, Ronald B. Davey, G. Wayne Ivie, G. Gale Wagner, and John E. George . . . . 895

Coinfection of Blacklegged Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Dutchess County, New York, with the Agents of Lyme Disease and Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis.
Eric M. Schauber, Shira J. Gertz, William T. Maple, and Richard S. Ostfeld . . . . 901