Spatio-temporal occurrence of Culicoides biting midges in the climatic regions of Switzerland, along with large scale species identification by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

@inproceedings{Kaufmann2012SpatiotemporalOO,
  title={Spatio-temporal occurrence of Culicoides biting midges in the climatic regions of Switzerland, along with large scale species identification by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry},
  author={Christian Kaufmann and Irene C Steinmann and Daniel Hegglin and Francis Schaffner and A. Gschaedler Mathis},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2012}
}
Culicoides biting midges are incriminated as biological vectors of a number of viruses, e.g. bluetongue virus. In order to define vector-free periods/areas and to assess the vectorial role of the various Culicoides species, a comprehensive knowledge on their spatio-temporal occurrence is required. Biting midges were monitored on farm sites with livestock in the defined climatic regions, including high altitudes, of Switzerland by overnight trapping at 12 locations once a week over three years… CONTINUE READING

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