A control program currently active in Calabria (southern Italy) was carried out to population density estimation of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894) (Diptera, Culicidae). For the first time we report on the spatial and temporal (seasonal) distribution of the mosquito in the urban area of Cosenza and Rende by ovitrap, from May, 2013 through the mid October, 2013. In spring and summer season 2013, ovitraps were activated according to standard and guidelines and were checked on average weekly. The peak of adult abundance occurs from July to first part of October. The aim was assess the mosquito population’s aggregation degree, through the application of the Taylor’s power law and to study the distribution and phenology of this mosquito.

Monitoring of Aedes albopictus (Diptera, Cilicidae) in Calabria, Southern Italy / Bonacci, Teresa; Mazzei, A; Hristov V., K; Ahmad, M. A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH. - ISSN 2229-5518. - 6:5(2015), pp. 2229-5518.290-2229-5518.293.

Monitoring of Aedes albopictus (Diptera, Cilicidae) in Calabria, Southern Italy

BONACCI, Teresa;Mazzei A;
2015

Abstract

A control program currently active in Calabria (southern Italy) was carried out to population density estimation of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894) (Diptera, Culicidae). For the first time we report on the spatial and temporal (seasonal) distribution of the mosquito in the urban area of Cosenza and Rende by ovitrap, from May, 2013 through the mid October, 2013. In spring and summer season 2013, ovitraps were activated according to standard and guidelines and were checked on average weekly. The peak of adult abundance occurs from July to first part of October. The aim was assess the mosquito population’s aggregation degree, through the application of the Taylor’s power law and to study the distribution and phenology of this mosquito.
population density; spatial and temporal (seasonal) distribution ; Aedes albopictus
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11770/137917
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact