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Distribution of mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae) on the east flank of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai'i

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Title:Distribution of mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae) on the east flank of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai'i
Authors:Goff, M Lee
Keywords:Culex quinquefasciatus
Aedes albopictus
LC Subject Headings:Mosquitoes – Hawaii -- Hawaii Island.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii)
Mauna Loa (Hawaii Island, Hawaii)
Date Issued:Feb 1980
Publisher:Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany
Citation:Goff ML. 1980. Distribution of mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae) on the east flank of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai'i. Honolulu (HI): Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. PCSU Technical Report, 30.
Series:Technical Report
30
Abstract:Through a network of sampling stations from sea level to 6000 feet (2000 m), two species of mosquitoes, Culex quinquefasciatus
and Aedes albopictus, were collected from the east flank of Mauna Loa volcano. These collections expanded the altitudinal distribution for C. quinquefasciatus from 900 feet to 4500 feet (300 m-1500 m). A. albopictus was recovered only below 900 feet (300 m). upper elevation distribution of C. quinquefasciatus was restricted to kipukas. No difference in egg production was observed with increasing altitude during this study.
Breeding sites on the east flank of Mauna Loa were primarily tree holes rather than the ground pools and large artificial containers used by this species in other areas of the South Pacific. The "mosquito-free sanctuary" above 1800 feet (600 m) noted for the island of Kaua'i does not exist on the east flank of Mauna Loa.
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URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4025
Appears in Collections: The PCSU and HPI-CESU Technical Reports 1974 - current


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