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Diversity of mosquitoes and the aquatic insects associated with their oviposition sites along the Pacific coast of Mexico
BackgroundThe abundance, richness and diversity of mosquitoes and aquatic insects associated with their oviposition sites were surveyed along eight states of the Pacific coast of Mexico. DiversityExpand
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Description of the larva of Paraphlebia zoe Selys in Hagen, 1861(Odonata: Megapodagrionidae)
The larva of Paraphlebia zoe is described, this being the first for the genus Paraphlebia. It is compared to all other known neotropical megapodagrionid larvae from which it can be distinguished byExpand
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Efficacy and non-target impact of spinosad, Bti and temephos larvicides for control of Anopheles spp. in an endemic malaria region of southern Mexico
BackgroundThe larvicidal efficacy of the naturally derived insecticide spinosad, for control of immature stages of Anopheles albimanus and associated culicids, was compared to that of synthetic andExpand
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Relationships between land cover, riparian vegetation, stream characteristics, and aquatic insects in cloud forest streams, Mexico
Cloud forest streams are diverse ecosystems that provide valuable services (i.e., drinking water), but are threatened by anthropogenic activities on the watershed. We assessed the relationshipsExpand
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A comparative study of Odonata (Insecta) assemblages along an altitudinal gradient in the sierra de Coalcomán Mountains, Michoacán, Mexico
Odonate diversity in the Coalcomán Mountain Range (CMR), Michoacán State, Mexico, was surveyed, and samplings were made during 2 years in eight streams along an altitudinal gradient. Presence–absenceExpand
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Diversity, Abundance, and Disturbance Response of Odonata Associated with Breeding Sites of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis (Diptera: Culicidae) in Southern Mexico
Abstract Odonate nymphs are important predators of the immature aquatic stages of mosquitoes. Populations of the malaria vector Anopheles pseudopunctipennis Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) can beExpand
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Reduction in odonate phylogenetic diversity associated with dam impoundment is revealed using taxonomic distinctness
Taxonomic distinctness is a highly useful index combining species richness and taxonomic (phylogenetic) diversity to detect changes in the taxonomic structure of communities and assemblages. WhileExpand
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Description of the final stadium larva of Erythrodiplax bromeliicola Westfall 2000 (Odonata: Libellulidae) with notes on variation in adults from Cuba
The final stadium larva of Erythrodiplax bromeliicola Westfall is formally described and illustrated. The light brown scape and pedicel and creamy pale flagellum of the antenna, plus the abundantExpand
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The Neotropical Dragonfly Genus Macrothemis: New Larval Descriptions and an Evaluation of Its Generic Status Based on Larval Stages (Odonata:Libellulidae)
The larvae of Macrothemis aurimaculata and M. inequiunguis are described and illustrated. A redescription of M. celeno is also provided. Macrothemis aurimaculata can be separated from other speciesExpand
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Revision of the Mesoamerican genus Cataractocoris Usinger (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Naucoridae).
The genus Cataractocoris includes large waterfall-inhabiting insects that occur from Mexico to El Salvador and has received very little attention in the literature. Based on extensive field workExpand
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