Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) fauna in inland areas of south-west Western Australia

Lindsay, Michael D. A., Jardine, Andrew, Johansen, Cheryl A., Wright, Anthony E., Harrington, Susan A. and Weinstein, Philip (2007) Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) fauna in inland areas of south-west Western Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology, 46 1: 60-64. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.2007.00581.x

Author Lindsay, Michael D. A.
Jardine, Andrew
Johansen, Cheryl A.
Wright, Anthony E.
Harrington, Susan A.
Weinstein, Philip
Title Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) fauna in inland areas of south-west Western Australia
Journal name Australian Journal of Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-6756
Publication date 2007-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2007.00581.x
Volume 46
Issue 1
Start page 60
End page 64
Total pages 5
Place of publication Carlton South, VIC.
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract Previously existing sources of data regarding mosquitoes in inland areas of south-west Western Australia are few and qualitative in nature. This is the first attempt to quantitatively investigate mosquito fauna in this region. The existing data are reviewed and compared with the results of the quantitative surveys presented in this paper. Temporal comparisons appear to indicate that mosquito community structure in the region may have changed since the initial surveys in the 1950s from a combination of freshwater-breeding species towards a strong dominance of Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson), a major vector of Ross River virus in southern Australia. It is speculated that this shift may have been brought about by the increasing area and severity of dryland salinity in the region over the last century, and also may increase the potential for Ross River virus disease transmission.
Keyword Aedes camptorhynchus
Dryland salinity
Ross River virus
South-west Western Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Collection: School of Public Health Publications
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