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Fig. 3 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 3

From: Rift Valley fever vector diversity and impact of meteorological and environmental factors on Culex pipiens dynamics in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Fig. 3

Diagram of the generic model of mosquito population dynamics based on life-cycle inspired from Cailly et al. [18], succession of stages (not italicized black text) and events (italicized blue text). Mosquito life-cycle contains a complete metamorphosis between aquatic juvenile stages drawn on the left of the dotted line and terrestrial adult stages on the right. As in Cailly et al. [18], females were divided into nulliparous (which have never laid eggs) and parous (which have laid eggs at least once). The green dotted box indicates the females which moved to seek a host or an oviposition site. Culex species enter diapause as young adults (top-right-arrow) while Aedes species enter diapause as egg (bottom-right-arrow)

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