ECLOSION AND OVIPOSITION RHYTHMS IN SIMULIUM ORNATIPES (DIPTERA: SIMULIIDAE)

HUNTER D.M. (1977) ECLOSION AND OVIPOSITION RHYTHMS IN SIMULIUM ORNATIPES (DIPTERA: SIMULIIDAE). Australian Journal of Entomology, 16 2: 215-220. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1977.tb00089.x


Author HUNTER D.M.
Title ECLOSION AND OVIPOSITION RHYTHMS IN SIMULIUM ORNATIPES (DIPTERA: SIMULIIDAE)
Journal name Australian Journal of Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6055
Publication date 1977-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1977.tb00089.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 215
End page 220
Total pages 6
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
2714 Family Practice
Abstract In nature, adult Simulium ornatipes Skuse normally eclosed throughout the daylight period, but when water temperatures were high (≥26°), they eclosed mainly in the morning. Females usually eclosed slightly earlier than males. In the laboratory, daytime eclosion occurred under natural light and constant darkness but under constant white, purple‐pink and long ultraviolet light eclosion was arhythmic: these features are typical of circadian rhythms. Females oviposited throughout dark, cloudy days but on sunny, windless days they began ovipositing either when the sun decreased to a solar altitude of about 40 or when clouds covered the sun. These observations suggest that the oviposition period is related to light intensity. Copyright
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