Accession Number : AD0780466

Title :   Bionomics of Mosquitoes in Semi-Arid Urban Areas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 73-30 Jun 74,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : McDonald, John L.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Incidence of biting mosquitoes in the semi-arid urban areas, as represented by Tucson, Arizona, is a function of temperature and rainfall. Eight species of mosquitoes were collected during the year but biting mosquito problems were only associated with three species: Psorophora signipennis, P. confinnis and Aedes vexans. Significant mosquito control was realized using mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) alone and/or in combination with Flit MLO and Dursban. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CULICIDAE, *ARIZONA, *INSECT CONTROL, BITES AND STINGS, DISEASE VECTORS, ENCEPHALITIS, DESERTS, ARID LAND, URBAN AREAS.

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE