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Research Articles:

Aldersley, A., Cator, L.J. Female resistance and harmonic convergence influence male mating success in Aedes aegypti. Sci Rep 9, 2145 (2019).

Bomphrey, R., Nakata, T., Phillips, N. et al. Smart wing rotation and trailing-edge vortices enable high frequency bug flight. Nature 544, 92–95 (2017).

Cator LJ, Arthur BJ, Harrington LC, Hoy RR. Harmonic convergence within the love songs from the dengue vector bug. Science. 2009 February 20323(5917):1077-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1166541. Epub 2009 Jan 8. PMID: 19131593 PMCID: PMC2847473.

Cator LJ, Harrington LC. The Harmonic Convergence of Fathers Predicts the Mating Success of Sons in Aedes aegypti. Anim Behav. 201182(4):627-633. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.07.013

Choo YM, Buss GK, Tan K, Leal WS. Multitasking roles of bug labrum in oviposition and bloodstream feeding. Front Physiol. 20156:306. Printed 2015 March 29. doi:10.3389/fphys.2015.00306

Choumet V, Attout T, Chartier L, Khun H, Sautereau J, Robbe-Vincent A, Brey P, Huerre M, Bain O. Visualizing non infectious and infectious Anopheles gambiae bloodstream feedings in naive and saliva-immunized rodents. PLoS One. 20127(12):e50464. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050464. Epub 2012 12 , 13. PMID: 23272060 PMCID: PMC3521732.

Johnson, J., Murray, G.P.D. & McCall, P.J. A small 3D type of bug flight conduct round the human baited bed internet. Malar J 20, 24 (2021).

Kikuchi, K., Stremler, M.A., Chatterjee, S. et al. Burst mode pumping: A brand new mechanism of consuming in nasty flying bugs. Sci Rep 8, 4885 (2018).

League GP, Harrington LC, Pitcher SA, Geyer JK, Baxter LL, Montijo J, Rowland JG, Manley LM, Murdock CC, Cator LJ. Sexual selection theory meets disease vector control: Testing harmonic convergence like a “good genes” signal in Aedes aegypti nasty flying bugs. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Jul 215(7):e0009540. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009540. PMID: 34214096 PMCID: PMC8282061.

Ma Y, Xu J, Yang Z, Wang X, Lin Z, Zhao W, Wang Y, Li X, Shi H. A relevant video clip from the biting midge Culicoides anophelis ingesting bloodstream from your engorged Anopheles bug in Hainan, China. Parasit Vectors. 2013 November 136(1):326. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-326. PMID: 24499575 PMCID: PMC3833289.

Matthews BJ, More youthful MA, Vosshall LB. The ion channel ppk301 controls freshwater egg-lounging within the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Elife. 2019 May 218:e43963. doi: 10.7554/eLife.43963. PMID: 31112133 PMCID: PMC6597239.

Nakata, Toshiyuki & Phillips, Nathan & Simoes, Patricio & Russell, Ian & Cheney, Jorn & Master, Simon & Bomphrey, Richard. (2020). Aerodynamic imaging by nasty flying bugs inspires a surface detector for autonomous flying vehicles. Science. 368. 10.1126/science.aaz9634.

Reeves, L.E., Holderman, C.J., Blosser, E.M. et al. Identification of Uranotaenia sapphirina as a professional of annelids broadens known bug host use patterns. Commun Biol 1, 92 (2018).

Cruz, N.M., Balsalobre, J.B., Doshi, M. et al. Landing nasty flying bugs bounce when engaging a substrate. Sci Rep 10, 15744 (2020).

Trisnadi, N., Barillas-Mury, C. Live In Vivo Imaging of Plasmodium Invasion from the Bug Midgut. DOI: •

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