A Comparison of Fourier Methods for the Description of Wing Shape in Mosquitoes ( Diptera : Culicidae )

Abstract

-Outlines of wings from 127 species of North American mosquitoes were digitized. Comparisons were made among several different methods of reducing the information in the resulting coordinates to a series of descriptors that could be used in multivariate analysis. Methods included Fourier analysis of both radii and tangent angle change functions. In addition… (More)

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