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Supplementary data for: Mosquito phytophagy – sources exploited, ecological function, and evolutionary transition to haematophagy

Citation

Peach, Daniel; Gries, Gerhard (2019), Supplementary data for: Mosquito phytophagy – sources exploited, ecological function, and evolutionary transition to haematophagy, v4, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.63xsj3tz5

Abstract

This dataset consists of two files:

Floral visitation records of mosquitoes
Plant sugar, primarily in the form of floral nectar, is the ubiquitous basic food of adult mosquitoes. However, records of mosquito floral visitation are not usually the focus of  research publications and, as such, are often reported as secondary parts of larger studies and are scattered throughout more than a century of scientific literature. Here we provide a summary of more than 500 recorded literature and field instances of floral and extra-floral nectary visitation by mosquitoes, including the plant and mosquito species involved as well as known pollination records.
file name: Summary_of_Field_Mosquito_Floral_Visitation_Instances.xlsx

Summary of floral semiochemical blends that are attractive to mosquitoes
Floral nectar is the primary food source of adult mosquitoes and mosquitoes, along with many other pollinators, use floral semiochemicals to locate this resource. Here we provide a summary of floral semiochemical blends attractive to mosquitoes that have been reported in the literature. The mosquito species involved have also been listed.
file name: Summary_of_Floral_Semiochemical_Blends_Attractive_to_Mosquitoes.xlsx