between Aedes aegypti
and Ae. albopictus, established colony strains were examined under
laboratory conditions (30-cm(3) screened cages) for 5 consecutive days.
The effect of selected male densities (30, 20, 10) and female density
(20) on the number of swarming, mating
pairs, eggs produced, and inseminated females were evaluated.
Male densities significantly increased swarming behavior
pairs, and egg production of heterospecific females, but female insemination
more readily with heterospecific females than do Ae. albopictus males.
The current study suggests that Ae. aegypti males were not species-specific in mating
, and if released into the field as practiced in genetically modified mosquito techniques, they may mate
with both Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus females, hence reducing populations of both species by producing infertile