Journal article

POPULATION STUDIES OF CULEX-ANNULIROSTRIS SKUSE AND OTHER MOSQUITOS (DIPTERA, CULICIDAE) AT MILDURA IN THE MURRAY VALLEY OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA

G MCDONALD

JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY | AUSTRALIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1980

Abstract

A light trap was used to monitor the seasonal distribution and prevalence of mosquito species at Mildura between late 1975 and 1979. The most common summer species was Cx annulirostris Populations of Cx annulirostris generally increased from late October until February, and declined in March‐April. Population growth appeared to increase when ambient temperatures exceeded 17.5°C, and was usually greatest after temperatures had reached 25°C. The most prevalent of the 12 other species trapped, Cx australicus, was generally most abundant in spring and autumn. The seasonal distribution of mosquitoes is discussed in relation to transmission of arboviruses in the Murray Valley. Copyright © 1980, Wi..

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