Seasonal changes in larval populations of culicoides subimmaculatus lee & reye (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae), with observations on the influence of tides on larval ecology

Edwards P.B. (1989) Seasonal changes in larval populations of culicoides subimmaculatus lee & reye (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae), with observations on the influence of tides on larval ecology. Marine and Freshwater Research, 40 1: 69-78. doi:10.1071/MF9890069


Author Edwards P.B.
Title Seasonal changes in larval populations of culicoides subimmaculatus lee & reye (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae), with observations on the influence of tides on larval ecology
Journal name Marine and Freshwater Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1323-1650
Publication date 1989-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/MF9890069
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 69
End page 78
Total pages 10
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1105 Dentistry
2303 Ecology
1910 Oceanography
1900 Earth and Planetary Sciences
2300 Environmental Science
Abstract At Tingalpa Creek, Brisbane, larvae and pupae of Culicoides subimmaculatus were most numerous 1 -94 m above datum, midway between mean high-water neaps and mean high-water springs. Monitoring of a field population of immature stages indicated that C. subimmaculatus completes four generations a year, and overwinters in the 4th larval instar. Adults emerge during synchronized periods associated with the lunar tidal cycle; however laboratory experiments indicated that tidal coverage did not affect the time of adult eclosion or of pupation. It is suggested that synchronization occurs at an earlier point in the life cycle, possibly at ecdysis of 3rd to 4th instars.
Q-Index Code C1
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