Aedes aegypti (Yellow fever mosquito):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  hex  

MRE = 0.167
SMSE = 0.194

Zero-variate data
ab3.083 2.782 (0.09767)dage at birthChri1960
tj 6 6.439 (0.07319)dtime since birth at pupationChri1960
te 2 0.6119 (0.694)dtime since pupation at emergenceChri1960
am 21 21.06 (0.002838)dlife span as imagoChri1960
t1 1 1.173 (0.1725)dduration of instar 1Chri1960
t2 1 1.173 (0.1734)dduration of instar 2Chri1960
t3 1 1.156 (0.156)dduration of instar 3Chri1960
t4 3 3.306 (0.102)dduration of instar 4Chri1960
L10.278 0.3072 (0.1051)mmlength head capsule of instar 1Chri1960
L20.463 0.4533 (0.02099)mmlength head capsule of instar 2Chri1960
L30.74 0.669 (0.09599)mmlength head capsule of instar 3Chri1960
L40.98 0.9816 (0.001641)mmlength head capsule of instar 4Chri1960
Ww00.0137 0.0224 (0.6347)mginitial wet weightChri1960
Wwj4.752 3.575 (0.2477)mgwet weight of pupaChri1960
Wwe3.04 3.026 (0.004668)mgwet weight of imagoChri1960
E076.15 87.61 (0.1506)mJinitial energy contentBrie1990
Ri19.05 21.2 (0.1129)#/dmaximum reprod rateChri1960
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.08376)time since birthwet weightChri1960
WJO see Fig. 2 (0.25)wet weightO_2 consumptionChri1960
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAedes aegyptiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.005819cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6312-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 23.57J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8083-growth efficiency


  • 4 instars between birth and pupation (ref: Chri1960)
  • female emago takes blood for eggs, but larvae also allocate to reproduction (ref: Chri1960)


  • Instar 4 grows slower than 1-3, probably due to ceasing of feeding in preparation for pupation, modelled as lower f


  • [Wiki]
  • [Brie1990] H. Briegel. Metabolic relationship between female body size, reserves, and fecundity of Aedes aegypti. J. Insect Physiol., 36:165--172, 1990.
  • [Chri1960] S. R. Christophers. A&"{edes aegypti} (L.) the Yellow Fever Mosquito: its Life History, Bionomics and Structure. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1960.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

James Maino, Bas Kooijman, 2012/05/23 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/02/14)

accepted: 2016/02/19

refer to this entry as: AmP Aedes aegypti version 2016/02/19