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Type: Journal article
Title: Timing of host-seeking behaviour of the mosquitoes Anopheles annulipes sensu lato Walker and Coquillettidia linealis (Skuse) (Diptera : Culicidae) in the Murray River Valley, South Australia
Author: Williams, Craig Robert
Citation: Australian Journal of Entomology, 2005; 44(2):110-112
Publisher: Blackwell Science Asia
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 1326-6756
School/Discipline: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Craig R. Williams
Abstract: The timing of host-seeking behaviour was studied in two mosquito species, Anopheles annulipes sensulato and Coquillettidia linealis at Mundic Creek, near the Upper River Murray in South Australia. Hourly sampling using carbon dioxide-baited traps revealed consistent patterns in the timing of hostseeking. Coquillettidia linealis displayed a very large peak in host-seeking activity at sunset, followed by a much reduced level throughout the night and a smaller peak at sunrise. Anopheles annulipes s.l. differed by displaying a significantly smaller peak at sunset, followed by higher amount of activity throughout the night compared with Cq. linealis. The two taxa, while both crepuscular and nocturnal, spread their host-seeking effort out differently throughout the night, indicating that they have different resource requirements.
Keywords: Anopheles annulipes sensu lato; Coquillettidia linealis; host-seeking; Mosquitoes; timing
Description: © 2005 Australian Entomological Society
RMID: 0020092174
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2005.00463.x
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