Most of the mosquitoes currently out in full force are not of the Culex tarsalis
variety, which is the primary carrier for the West Nile virus, said Simon Wilkins, integrated pest management co-ordinator for the city.
According to the MMCD pool inspection reports there was a significant increase in Culex tarsalis
mosquitoes in 2002, which were typically found in the open prairie grasslands and dry short grasses common in the rural and suburban southwest metro.
Eletroantenogram and oviposition bioassay responses of Culex quinquefasciatus and Culex tarsalis
(Diptera: Culicidae) to chemicals in odors from Bermuda grass infusions.
Temporal variation in the susceptibility of a semi-isolated population of Culex tarsalis
to oral infection with Western equine-encephalomyelitis and St.
affinis reduced the load of water bugs that contributed to the population control of mosquito immatures in rice-fields (12,13), apart from augmenting development of Culex tarsalis
Coquillett (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes (10).
The virus was first detected in California in a pool of Culex tarsalis
mosquitoes in July 2003 (2), and in 2004 and 2005 the state had the highest number of reported human cases (779 and 880, respectively) and deaths (29 and 19, respectively) in the United States (3).
He examines the mosquitos under a microscope and sorts the three species known to carry the disease: culex tarsalis
, culex pipiens and aedes vexans.
Effect of temperature of extrinsic incubation on the vector competence of Culex tarsalis
for western equine encephalomyeltis virus.
They monitor 470 problem pools that could serve as spawning grounds for larvae of the most common Southern California mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, and the rarer kind more likely to carry encephalitis, Culex tarsalis
These are reference WEEV USA strains (Imperial and Kern) obtained from Culex tarsalis
Despite the increase in breeding habitats this year, Gallagher said there have been no reported cases of mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as encephalitis, which is transmitted by the Culex tarsalis
- the county's most common mosquito species.
Effects of temperature on the transmission of West Nile virus by Culex tarsalis
Collections were processed on a chill table and the light trap index (LTI) was calculated for each week as the number of trapped Culex tarsalis
mosquitoes per trap night.
Bionomics and ecology of Culex tarsalis
and other potential mosquito vector species.
Dispersal of female Culex tarsalis
into a larvicided area.