ILPLA   05424
INSTITUTO DE LIMNOLOGIA "DR. RAUL A. RINGUELET"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
The spatio-temporal distribution patterns of biting midges of the genus Culicoides in Salta province, Argentina
Autor/es:
VEGGIANI AYBAR CA; DANTUR JURI MJ; SANTANA M; LIZARRALDE DE GROSSO M; SPINELLI GR
Revista:
JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE
Editorial:
UNIV ARIZONA
Referencias:
Lugar: Arizona; Año: 2012 vol. 12 p. 1 - 1
ISSN:
1536-2442
Resumen:
The goal of this survey was to analyze the spatio-temporal distribution patterns of Culicoides Latreille species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and their relationship with environmental variables in Salta, northwestern Argentina. Culicoides were collected monthly from January 2003 through December 2005. The influence of the climatic variables on population abundance was analyzed with a multilevel Poisson regression. A total of 918 specimens belonging to five species were collected. The most abundant species was Culicoides paraensis Goeldi (65.5%), followed by Culicoides lahillei Iches (14.6%) and Culicoides debilipalpis Lutz (7.6%). The highest seasonal abundance for C. paraensis, C. debilipalpis and C. lahillei occurred during the spring and summer. A Poisson regression analysis showed that the mean maximum and minimumtemperature and the mean maximum and minimum humidity were the variables with the greatest influence on the population abundance of Culicoides species.