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Monitoring of Putative Vectors of Bluetongue Virus Serotype 8, Germany
To identify the vectors of bluetongue virus (BTV) in Germany, we monitored Culicoides spp. biting midges during April 2007–May 2008. Molecular characterization of batches of midges that testedExpand
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Field evaluation of four widely used mosquito traps in Central Europe
BackgroundTo monitor adult mosquitoes several trapping devices are available. These are differently constructed and use various mechanisms for mosquito attraction, thus resulting in differentExpand
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Bluetongue disease in Germany (2007–2008): monitoring of entomological aspects
In the summer of 2006, a bluetongue epidemic started in the border area of Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, spread within 2 years over large areas of Western and Central Europe, and causedExpand
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Using the salinity preferences of benthic macroinvertebrates to classify running waters in brackish marshes in Germany
Abstract Marshland streams along European coastlines are typically located in the transition zone from limnic to brackish conditions. They constitute a distinct and important stream type within theExpand
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Repeated introduction of Aedes albopictus into Germany, July to October 2012
During a small-scale surveillance project to identify possible routes of entry for invasive mosquitoes into Germany, 14 adult Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) were discovered between July andExpand
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Spatial and temporal variation in the abundance of Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in nine European countries
BackgroundBiting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are vectors of bluetongue virus (BTV), African horse sickness virus and Schmallenberg virus (SBV). Outbreaks of both BTV andExpand
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Monitoring of Culicoides at 20 locations in northwest Germany
Entomological monitoring was carried out from April 2007 to May 2008 at 20 locations in the areas of Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, and Bremen. A total number of 26 Culicoides speciesExpand
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Emergence of Culicoides obsoletus group species from farm‐associated habitats in Germany
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) may transmit several arboviruses to ruminant livestock. The species of the Obsoletus group are considered to be among the mostExpand
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Effects of temperature and photoperiod on the development of overwintering immature Culicoides chiopterus and C. dewulfi.
In areas with harsh winters, several studies have recorded low numbers - or even zero - adult Culicoides during the winter period followed by a population peak in the subsequent spring. ThisExpand
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