Classification of Spanish mosquitoes in functional groups.

@article{BuenoMar2011ClassificationOS,
  title={Classification of Spanish mosquitoes in functional groups.},
  author={Rub{\'e}n Bueno-Mar{\'i} and Ricardo Jim{\'e}nez-Peydr{\'o}},
  journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
We present a classification of Spanish mosquitoes according to their different life cycles. The bio-ecological parameters analyzed in our study were oviposition sites, overwintering stages, preferred hosts, and number of generations per year for each species. The results revealed 13 different functional groups. To assess the validity and robustness of the classification system, we analyzed the data from an intensive sampling carried out over a period of 4 years (2005-08) in eastern Spain. In… CONTINUE READING

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