Accession Number : AD0630883

Title :   OBSERVATIONS ON THE BIONOMICS OF THE BITING MIDGE CULICOIDES ARAKAWAE (ARAKAWA) (DIPTERA: CERATOPOGONIDAE) IN TAIWAN,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 TAIPEI (TAIWAN)

Personal Author(s) : Sun,Wesley K. C.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Culicoides arakawae (Arakawa) is widely distributed in Taiwan and its adjoining islands: the Pescadores, Small Liu Chiu Island and Orchid Island, most abundantly at the plains from 200 m. elevation down to the sea coast. The yearly pattern of C. arakawae collected shows two eminences in spring and fall alternating with two depressions. The spring eminence is the dominant one. The nocturnal activity, sex ratio of the midge, and the fed/unfed index of the females are also reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIPTERA, TAIWAN), ECOLOGY, DISTRIBUTION, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, CLIMATE, SEX, FEMALES, DISEASE VECTORS

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE