Journal of Medical Entomology Volume 36 Number 2, March 1999


Rapid Communication

Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism Analysis for Identification of Four Members of the Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae) Group.
Lizette L. Koekemoer, Laurence Lochouarn, Richard H. Hunt, and Maureen Coetzee . . . . 125

Letter to the Editor

Importance of Insects in Asthma
Martin F. Heyworth . . . . 131


New Cytotype in the Simulium metallicum Complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Cundinamarca, Colombia.
Lourdes T. Arteaga and Paulina Muoz De Hoyos . . . . 133

Rubidium Marking of Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae).
V. B. Solberg, L. Bernier, I. Schneider, R. Burge, and R. A. Wirtz . . . . 141

Comparison of Plant Products and Pyrethroid-Treated Bed Nets for Protection Against Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Guinea Bissau, West Africa.
Katinka Palsson and Thomas G. T. Jaenson . . . . 144

Chorion Formation and Ultrastructure of the Egg of the Cat Flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).
Alan A. Marchiondo, Shirlee M. Meola, Kathleen G. Palma, James H. Slusser, and Roger W. Meola . . . . 149

Electroantennogram and Oviposition Bioassay Responses of Culex quinquefasciatus and Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culicidae) to Chemicals in Odors from Bermuda Grass Infusions.
Yong-Jun Du and Jocelyn G. Millar . . . . 158

Demodex gatoi: New Species of Hair Follicle Mite (Acari: Demodecidae) from the Domestic Cat (Carnivora: Felidae).
Clifford E. Desch, Jr. and T. Bonner Stewart . . . . 167

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Landmarks for Chromosomes of Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
Richard A. Nunamaker, Susan E. Brown, and Dennis L. Knudson . . . . 171

Blood Feeding and Oviposition by Culex nigripalpus (Diptera: Culicidae) Before, During, and After a Widespread St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Epidemic in Florida.
Jonathan F. Day and G. Alan Curtis . . . . 176

Comparative Vector Competence of Dermacentor variabilis and Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) for the Agent of Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis.
Franka des Vignes, Michael L. Levin, and Durland Fish . . . . 182
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Experimental Infection and Transmission of Barmah Forest Virus by Aedes vigilax (Diptera: Culicidae).
Ann Marie Boyd and Brian H. Kay . . . . 186

Novel Ehrlichia Organism (Rickettsiales: Ehrlichieae) in White-Tailed Deer Associated with Lone Star Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) Parasitism.
Anneke R. Brandsma, Susan E. Little, J. Mitchell Lockhart, William R. Davidson, David E. Stallknecht, and Jacqueline E. Dawson . . . . 190

Taxonomic Review of Physconelloides (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from the Columbiformes (Aves), Including Descriptions of Three New Species.
Roger D. Price, Dale H. Clayton, and Ronald A. Hellenthal . . . . 195

Outdoor Survival and Development of Immature Cat Fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) in Florida.
William H. Kern, Jr., Dina L. Richman, Philip G. Koehler, and Richard J. Brenner . . . . 207

Short Communications

Notes on Responses of Blacklegged Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) to Host Urine.
J. F. Carroll . . . . 212

Infection of Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in North Africa.
Elyes Zhioua, Ali Bouattour, Chang Min Hu, Mohamed Gharbi, Andre Aeschliman, Howard S. Ginsberg, and Lise Gern . . . . 216