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1 December 2006 LARVAL SURVEY OF TIRE-BREEDING MOSQUITOES IN ALABAMA
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A state-wide survey of tire-breeding mosquitoes in Alabama was conducted in 2004 and 2005. Tire sites in all 67 counties in the state of Alabama were sampled for mosquito larvae. A total of 13,022 mosquito larvae, representing 12 species in 7 genera, was collected. The most frequently collected species were Aedes albopictus (70.4%), Culex territans (8.0%), and Ochlerotatus triseriatus (7.1%). The following species were also collected: Cx. restuans (6.0%), Cx. salinarius (2.7%), Orthopodomyia signifera (2.4%), and Cx. quinquefasciatus (1.4%). Ochlerotatus atropalpus, Toxorhynchites rutilus, Anopheles punctipennis, An. quadrimaculatus, and Psorophora columbiae each represented <1.0% of the total larval collections. No Ae. aegypti or Oc. japonicus were collected from tires during this survey. The first known collection of Ps. columbiae breeding in water-filled tires is reported.

WHITNEY A. QUALLS and GARY R. MULLEN "LARVAL SURVEY OF TIRE-BREEDING MOSQUITOES IN ALABAMA," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 22(4), (1 December 2006). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2006)22[601:LSOTMI]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 December 2006
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