Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) associated with cattle in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and their relevance to bluetongue virus.

@article{Greiner1990CulicoidesS,
  title={Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) associated with cattle in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and their relevance to bluetongue virus.},
  author={Ellis C. Greiner and Walter I. Knausenberger and Marion L Messersmith and Wayne L. Kramer and Edward Paul Johnson Gibbs},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1990},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1071-3}
}
Potential biting midge vectors were collected at two sites on St. Croix as part of an ongoing study on the epidemiology of bluetongue viruses in the Caribbean region. Six species of Culicoides were trapped in a New Jersey light trap (mean = 173 biting midges/trap night) near cattle on a dairy farm. C. furens (Poey) and C. insignis Lutz were the predominant phototactic species, and C. pusillus Lutz, C. trilineatus Fox, C. jamaicensis Edwards, and C. phlebotomus (Williston) were collected less… CONTINUE READING