Home | My Profile | Contact Us
Research Trends Products  |   order gateway  |   author gateway  |   editor gateway  
Register | Forgot Password

Author Resources
 Author Gateway
 Article submission guidelines

Editor Resources
 Editor/Referee Gateway

 Regional Subscription Agents/Distributors
Trends in Entomology   Volumes    Volume 4 
Species composition, seasonal distribution, and relative abundance of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) on Lignumvitae Key in the Florida Keys, USA
David J. DeMay, Lawrence J. Hribar
Pages: 71 - 74
Number of pages: 4
Trends in Entomology
Volume 4 

Copyright © 2005 Research Trends. All rights reserved


Mosquitoes were collected at Lignumvitae Key State Park in Monroe County, Florida, over a three-year period with the aid of carbon dioxide-baited light traps.  Ochlerotatus taeniorhynchus was the mosquito collected in the greatest numbers.  Deinocerites cancer, the crab hole mosquito, was the second most abundant.  Other mosquito species collected included: Aedes aegypti, Anopheles atropos, Anopheles crucians, Culex atratus, Culex bahamensis, Culex nigripalpus, Culex quinquefasciatus, Ochlerotatus atlanticus, Ochlerotatus condolescens, Ochlerotatus sollicitans, Ochlerotatus tortilis,    Ochlerotatus   triseriatus   and     Psorophora johnstonii. Nearly 4 times as many mosquitoes were collected in 2003 than in 2002 and again nearly twice as many were collected in 2004 than 2003.  This significant increase in collections in the year 2003 and 2004 is attributed to mass migrations from the Florida Everglades in addition to favorable breeding conditions on the island. Collections peak in the month of September, which corresponds to the peak of the hurricane season, autumnal high tides, and significant rains of the rainy season.

Buy this Article


Buy this article
Buy this volume
Subscribe to this title
Shopping Cart

Quick Links
Search Products
Browse in Alphabetical Order : Journals
Browse by Subject Classification : Journals

Ordering Information Ordering Information
Downloadable forms Downloadable Forms