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SEASONAL ACTIVITY OF MANSONIA PERTURBANS1 ADULTS (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 May 2012

S. A. Allan
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
G. A. Surgeoner
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
B. V. Helson
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
D. H. Pengelly
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Abstract

Seasonal emergence, abundance, biting and oviposition activity of Mansonia perturbans (Walker) were monitored in southwestern Ontario during 1977 and 1978. Adults emerged from 13 June until 24 August with the greatest emergence occurring in mid-June and mid-July. In both 1977 and 1978, adults were collected by dry ice-baited CDC light traps from 7 June until at least 7 September, with a peak of abundance in late June, followed by a smaller second peak in early August. Biting activity occurred from the second week of June until the first week in September with a maximum during the last week of June. Oviposition occurred from 30 June until 24 August with a maximum in early July.

Résumé

L’émergence, l’abondance, et les activités d’alimentation (piqûres) et de ponte de Mansonia perturbans (Walker) ont été surveillées sur une base saisonnière au sud-ouest de l’Ontario en 1977 et 1978. L’émergence des adultes a été observée du 13 juin au 24 août avec des maxima à la mi-juin et la mi-juillet. En 1977 et 1978, des adultes ont été capturés au piège lumineux CDC appâté à la glace sèche du 7 juin jusqu’au moins au 7 septembre, avec un sommet d’abondance tard en juin, et un second sommet moins important, tôt en août. L’activité d’alimentation s’est étendue de la deuxième semaine de juin jusqu’à la première semaine de septembre avec un maximum durant la dernière semaine de juin. L’oviposition a été observée du 30 juin au 24 août avec un maximum tôt en juillet.

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Copyright © Entomological Society of Canada 1981

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