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Factors influencing silhouette trap captures of the blackfly Austrosimulium bancrofti in Queensland, Australia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2980196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three silhouette traps of novel design were used to investigate the trap finding ability of female Austrosimulium bancrofti (Taylor) (Diptera: Simuliidae) in southeast Queensland. The traps were 'upright', 'elongate' or 'square' in shape. Five highly significant factors: hour after sunrise, temperature, relative humidity, trap shape and distance between traps, were included in a model which generated fitted estimates of flies captured under defined conditions. The rate of increase and the level of maximum capture rate indicated that the elongate trap captured the highest numbers of blackflies. An interaction between hour after sunrise and temperature suggests a strong endogenous modification of trap finding activity. Numbers captured increased with increasing distance between traps and decreasing relative humidity. The importance of these results in understanding behaviour of A. bancrofti is discussed.
J W Ballard; A Barnes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical and veterinary entomology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0269-283X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Vet. Entomol.     Publication Date:  1988 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-22     Completed Date:  1992-04-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708682     Medline TA:  Med Vet Entomol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Simuliidae / isolation & purification,  physiology*
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