Meteorological effects on the daily activity patterns of tabanid biting flies in northern Queensland, Australia

Van Hennekeler, K., Jones, R.E., Skerratt, L., Muzari, M.O., and Fitzpatrick, L.A. (2011) Meteorological effects on the daily activity patterns of tabanid biting flies in northern Queensland, Australia. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 25 (1). pp. 17-24.

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Abstract

Data on daily activity patterns of tabanid flies indicates that in an area such as Townsville, North Queensland, where several species of tabanid are present concurrently in high numbers, the overlapping periods of high activity for these species indicate a high risk of pathogen transmission for most of the day (10.00-19.00 hours). Similarly, because each species responds differently to weather variables, only extreme weather conditions are likely to inhibit activity of all species. These data also indicate that for maximal results, trapping and feeding behavior studies should be tailored to the preferred activity period of the species under investigation.

Item ID: 23081
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: activity, insect vectors, meteorological, surra, surveillance, tabanid, trapping, weather, Australia
ISSN: 1365-2915
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 05:54
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070708 Veterinary Parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960401 Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection) @ 100%
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