A two-year study on the larval habitat of five species of tree-hole breeding mosquitoes was conducted in the vicinity of Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio. Ninety-eight tree holes containing mosquito larvae were studied. Larval collections (27,741 specimens) were comprised of Aedes rriseriarus (90.8%), Orrhopodomyia signifera (3.3%), Aedes hendersoni (3.2%), Anopheles barberi (2.7%) and Orrhopodomyia alba (< 0.1%). Chemical parameters (BOD, tannin-lignin, pH, and conductivity) of different tree holes were evaluated. Although different tree-hole species were commonly found in association with one another at breeding sites, ecological differences between species were found in spatial, trophic, and temporal niche dimensions.
Mitchell, Lee and Rockett, C. Lee
"An Investigation on the Larval Habitat of Five Species of Tree-Hole Breeding Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 14
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol14/iss2/9