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Seasonal Occurrence of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) at the Ports of Entry on the Island of Kauai

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Title: Seasonal Occurrence of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) at the Ports of Entry on the Island of Kauai
Authors: Yang, Pingjun
Furumizo, Roy T.
Tanglin, Leroy
Tekekuma, Clyde
Keywords: Aedes albopictus
ovitraps
Kauai
Culicidae
Hawaii
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population density
pest monitoring
trapping
seasonal variation
rain
introduced species
harbors

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Issue Date: Nov 2005
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Yang P, Furumizo RT, Tanglin L, Tekekuma C. 2005. Seasonal occurrence of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) at the ports of entry on the island of Kauai. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 37:33-38.
Abstract: The populations (represented by egg numbers) of Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes
albopictus (Skuse) at three ports of entry on the island of Kauai, Hawaii have been
monitored for two years by use of “ovitraps”. At the two undisturbed environments (the
Nawiliwili Harbor and the Port Allen Harbor) the populations of A. albopictus went
through a seasonal cycle. A distinct peak appeared in late spring or early summer. At a
disturbed environment (the Lihue Airport) both abundance and pattern of occurrence of
A. albopictus were affected. At the two wetter sites (the Lihue Airport and the Nawiliwili Harbor), no significant correlation was found between the egg numbers and rainfalls. However, at the drier site (the Port Allen Harbor) correlation between the egg numbers and rainfalls were significant. Also, our results showed that there were no significant differences between the average monthly egg numbers per trap from 2001 and 2002 at each site, indicating that populations were quite stable during these two years.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/91
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 37 - November 2005 : Hawaiian Entomological Society



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