Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) and cyanobacteria: an example of larval habitat selection.

@article{Rejmnkov1996AnophelesA,
  title={Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) and cyanobacteria: an example of larval habitat selection.},
  author={Eli{\vs}ka Rejm{\'a}nkov{\'a} and Donald R. Roberts and Sylvie Manguin and Kevin O. Pope and Jiř{\'i} Kom{\'a}rek and Rehmi Post},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={1058-67}
}
Northern Belize has extensive herbaceous wetlands. Those dominated by sparse emergent macrophytes, rushes (Eleocharis spp.) and sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense Crantz), often develop floating mats of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). These mats provide suitable habitat for larvae of the malaria transmitting mosquito Anopheles albimanus Wiedemann. Presence/absence of A. albimanus larvae and cyanobacterial mats was assessed in marshes located throughout northern Belize. Of the 21 marshes examined… CONTINUE READING