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Identifying Canadian mosquito species through DNA barcodes
Abstract A short fragment of mt DNA from the cytochrome c oxidase 1 (CO1) region was used to provide the first CO1 barcodes for 37 species of Canadian mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) from theExpand
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Cuticular structures on the antennae of Hypoderma bovis De Geer (Diptera: Oestridae) females
Abstract The antennae of Hypoderma bovis (Diptera: Oestridae) females were examined using scanning electron microscopy. Each antenna is composed of 3 parts: the scape, the pedicel, and the funiculus,Expand
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Establishment of Ochlerotatus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Ontario, Canada
Abstract Ochlerotatus (Finlaya) japonicus (Theobold) is newly established in Ontario, Canada. It was first discovered in 2001 during the province-wide West Nile virus mosquito surveillance programExpand
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Attraction of Culex pipiens/restuans (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquitoes to Bird Uropygial Gland Odors at Two Elevations in the Niagara Region of Ontario
Abstract In an effort to determine whether female Culex pipiens L. and Culex restuans Theobald mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are attracted to crow, Corvus brachyrhynchus, uropygial glandExpand
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Cytotaxonomy of four European species in the Eusimulium vernum group (Diptera: Simuliidae)
The polytene chromosomes of four closely related Eusimulium (Roubaud) morphospecies from Europe have been examined. These are Eusimulium vernum (Macquart), E. costatum (Friedrichs), E. cryophilumExpand
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West Nile virus in Ontario, Canada: A twelve-year analysis of human case prevalence, mosquito surveillance, and climate data
West Nile Virus (WNV) first arrived in Ontario, Canada in 2001 and has since spread throughout most of the province, causing disease in humans. The provincial government established a province-wideExpand
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Characterization of Larval Habitats of Anopheles albimanus, Anopheles pseudopunctipennis, Anopheles punctimacula, and Anopheles oswaldoi s.l. Populations in Lowland and Highland Ecuador
ABSTRACT: Recent collection data indicate that at least four potential malaria vectors occupy more widespread distributions within the Andean highlands than in the past. Since habitat eliminationExpand
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ELISA for identification of blood meal source in black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae).
A modified ELISA, in which a biotinylated second antibody and a streptavidin-biotinylated peroxidase complex are used, has been developed to identify the blood meal sources of black flies. TheExpand
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New highland distribution records of multiple Anopheles species in the Ecuadorian Andes
BackgroundSeveral recent climate change reviews have stressed the possibility of some malaria vectors occupying regions of higher altitudes than previously recorded. Indeed, highland malaria has beenExpand
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Geospatial Analysis and Seasonal Distribution of West Nile Virus Vectors (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southern Ontario, Canada
The purpose of this study was to establish geospatial and seasonal distributions of West Nile virus vectors in southern Ontario, Canada using historical surveillance data from 2002 to 2014. We setExpand
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