Distribution of immature stages of Aedes vigilax on a salt marsh in south-eastern Queensland

Dale, P.E.R., Hulsman, K., Harrison, D., and Congdon, Brad (1986) Distribution of immature stages of Aedes vigilax on a salt marsh in south-eastern Queensland. Australian Journal of Ecology, 11 (3). pp. 269-278.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.19...


The distribution of eggs and larvae of Aedes vigilax was studied on part of a coastal salt-marsh in south-east Queensland. At the macro-scale (8 ha area), the largest numbers of larvae hatched were from samples taken in areas with relatively low open vegetation adjacent to drainage channels. Such areas are likely to be suitable for egg conditioning and hatching and are also accessible to adult mosquitoes. At the micro-scale (the environs of two small pools), most hatching occurred in narrow bands at specific elevations from the pool bottom but the relationship with vegetation was variable. Failure to hatch larvae from samples taken at the start of, or during, the cooler months was thought to be associated with egg diapause. At the macro-scale whilst the marsh was flooded, most larvae were found in two habitat types: the tall dense Sporobolus virginicus in relatively elevated locations and in depressions dominated by Sarcocornia quinqueflora. At the meso-scale (on a 1.4 ha grid) the distribution of larvae was found to be further related to water movement. Most larvae were in areas of slower water movement and appeared also to be redistributed by tides.

Item ID: 28832
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1442-9993
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2013 01:49
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 80%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060201 Behavioural Ecology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960402 Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page