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Ecological characteristics of pre-imaginal stages of blackflies (diptera: simuliidae) in Southern England

Ecological characteristics of pre-imaginal stages of blackflies (diptera: simuliidae) in Southern England

Lopez-Pena, David, Cheke, Robert ORCID: 0000-0002-7437-1934, Garcia-Roger, Eduardo Moisés and Jimenez-Peydro, Jiménez-Peydró (2021) Ecological characteristics of pre-imaginal stages of blackflies (diptera: simuliidae) in Southern England. Aquatic Insects. pp. 1-18. ISSN 0165-0424 (Print), 1744-4152 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/01650424.2021.1974486)

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Abstract

Data on pre-imaginal stages of blackflies obtained in southern England during the summer and early autumn of 2020 were supplemented by additional surveys and analysed in relation to environmental factors. Fourteen taxa from 29 locations were recorded. Of these, seven are of medical and/or veterinary importance: Simulium (Wilhelmia) equinum (Linnaeus, 1758), S. (Boophthora) erythrocephalum (De Geer, 1776), S. (Simulium) intermedium Roubaud, 1906 sensu lato (s.l., a complex of species), S. (W.) lineatum (Meigen, 1804), S. (S.) morsitans Edwards, 1915, S. (S.) noelleri Friederichs, 1920 and S. (S.) ornatum (Meigen, 1818) s.l. Analyses of a variety of environmental factors recorded at the insects’ breeding sites showed that, by considering larvae and pupae together, the differences in the assemblages of blackfly species were explained by four variables: river depth, temperature, conductivity and elevation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simuliidae; environmental variables; multivariate analysis; medical and veterinary importance; England
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > QL Zoology
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33866

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