Medical and Veterinary Entomology is a Royal Entomological Society journal dedicated to the dissemination of impactful entomological research of medical, veterinary and forensic importance.

We highlight transmission dynamics of vector-borne pathogens, arthropod ecology, behavior and development, and innovative control approaches. Emphasizing novel research with original articles, short communications, and reviews, excluding purely descriptive studies. Focusing on arthropod biology, and interactions with hosts and pathogens, the journal is a valuable platform for advancing medical, veterinary and forensic entomology research.

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Small dams drive Anopheles abundance during the dry season in a high malaria burden area of Malawi

  •  21 June 2024

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  • Small dam impoundments provide communities with a continuous supply of water for domestic and agricultural activities across sub-Saharan Africa but may also increase the local population's exposure to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes during otherwise dry periods.
  • This study explored the association between mosquito exposure and dam proximity by monitoring monthly indoor mosquito catches in three communities 0–2 km from a small dam in Malawi, whilst also mapping potential larval habitat and undertaking larval sampling.
  • The small dam had a geographically focalised influence on mosquito exposure, with indoor catches of female Anopheles being significantly higher in the community closest to the dam during the first few months of the dry season.

Climate correlates of bluetongue incidence in southern Portugal

  •  21 June 2024

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  • The relationship between bioclimatic variables and Culioides species was evaluated.
  • Culicoides imicola was the species with higher bioclimatic suitability in southern Portugal.
  • The locations of bluetongue disease outbreaks were significantly related to C. imicola suitability in five out of eight years.

Influence of egg density on larval development and adult body size of cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis)

  •  14 June 2024

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  • Flea egg density has no effect on the proportion of larvae that complete development to adulthood, but higher egg densities increase the proportion of pupae that successfully complete adult eclosion.
  • Flea egg density has no effect on the proportion of adults that eclose as female or male.
  • Higher flea egg densities increase the body size of eclosed adults for both sexes.

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