Diel flight periodicity of the biting midge Culicoides impunctatus and the effects of meteorological conditions.

@article{Blackwell1997DielFP,
  title={Diel flight periodicity of the biting midge Culicoides impunctatus and the effects of meteorological conditions.},
  author={A. Blackwell},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={
          361-7
        }
}
The hourly flight periodicity of adults of the biting midge Culicoides impunctatus was sampled at a site in Western Scotland, using suction traps over 18 days in July/August 1994. In addition, meteorological conditions were logged continuously. Female but not male C. impunctatus had a bimodal pattern of activity, with peaks at dawn and dusk. The dawn peak (05.00-07.00 hours) was most distinct. Correlation analysis revealed significantly positive relationships between catches of female midges… CONTINUE READING

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