The mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is the most prevalent vector of the virus causing dengue fever.

A fundamental aspect of any biocontrol strategy requires a solid understanding of the mating system of this insect.

This project will use a series of experimental crosses and gas chromatography to characterise the pheromonal system of this mosquito and determine how pheromone variability affects mating success.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Steve Chenoweth