The Spatio-Temporal Distribution Patterns of Biting Midges of the Genus Culicoides in Salta Province, Argentina

  title={The Spatio-Temporal Distribution Patterns of Biting Midges of the Genus Culicoides in Salta Province, Argentina},
  author={Cecilia A. Veggiani Aybar and Mar{\'i}a Julia Dantur Juri and Mirta Santana and Mercedes Sara Lizarralde de Grosso and Gustavo R Spinelli},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
Abstract The goal of this survey was to analyze the spatio-temporal distribution patterns of Culicoides Latreille species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and their relationship with environmental variables in Salta, northwestern Argentina. Culicoides were collected monthly from January 2003 through December 2005. The influence of the climatic variables on population abundance was analyzed with a multilevel Poisson regression. A total of 918 specimens belonging to five species were collected. The… 

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Novo estudo foi realizado nos bairros urbanos do Sacavém, Cidade Olímpica e numa reserva florestal, situada na área metropolitana de São Luís, e apresentam-se novas informações sobre a freqüência de algumas espécies de culicóides.