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chart: mosquito-population responses

Set of three charts depicting the population responses of three species of mosquitoes to experimental removal of larvae at different times following hatching. Top chart, with bars in shades of blue, is labeled Aedes aegypti; middle chart, in shades of orange, is labeled Aedes albpocitus; bottom chart, in shades of gray, is labeled Aedes triseriatus. Horizonal axes are labeled "Sexes," with three groups of bars, left labeled "All," middle labeled "Female," and right labeled "Males." Vertical axes are labeled "Number of adults +/- SE."

In a study comparing the population responses of Aedes mosquitoes to experimental removal of larvae at different times following hatching, larval density reduction significantly increased adult production in test containers compared to controls, but the three species differed in the details of that response. Shown in this chart of results from the study are least squares means (±SE) for effects of treatments on the number of total adults, number of females, and number of males produced for Ae. aegypti (A), Ae. albopictus (B), and Ae. triseriatus (C). Means for all adults, females, and males within a species indicated with an * are significantly different from the corresponding control by Dunnett’s test, α = 0.05. Numbers at the bottom of the bars for total adults indicate the number of replicate containers contributing to that least squares mean, and also to least squares means for females and males. (Figure originally published in Juliano et al 2023, Journal of Medical Entomology)

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