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dc.contributor.authorDale, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Jonen_US
dc.contributor.authorH. Kay, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.authorChapman, Heatheren_US
dc.contributor.authorA. Ritchie, Scotten_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:03:13Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:03:13Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-02-20T05:35:08Z
dc.identifier.issn15362442en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.insectscience.org/8.25/en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21402
dc.description.abstractResearch at 10 locations in coastal subtropical Queensland, Australia, has shown that salt marshes contained heterogeneous distributions of eggshells of the pest and vector mosquito Aedes vigilax(Skuse) (Diptera:Culicidae). The eggshell distribution was related to specific vegetation assemblages,with a mix of the grass, Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunth (Poales: Poaceae), and the beaded glasswort,Sarcocornia quinqueflora (Bunge ex (Ung.-Stern) A.J. Scott (Caryophyllales: Chenopodiaceae), as significantly higher in eggshells than any other vegetation. There were also high numbers in the mix of S. virginicus with the arrowgrass, Triglochin striata Ruiz & Pav㮠(Alismatales: Juncaginaceae). Both mixed types are found in relatively wetter areas, despite very few eggshells being found generally in the low marsh. Most sites contained S. virginicus and eggshell locations were variable for this species alone. This was probably related to its life form variability in response to salinity and location on the marsh. Location on the marsh was important for eggshell distribution with most eggshells around the edges of pools and depressions, followed by, but to a significantly lesser extent, the marsh surface. Eggshells were fewest in the low marsh. Partition analysis resulted in a tree that simplified and summarised the factors important for eggshell distribution confirming the individual analyses. The potential effects ofclimate, sea level and other change are also briefly discussed in the context of likely changes to landcover and relative location on the marsh. For example, increased sea level may lead to low marsh conditions extending into higher marsh area with implications for oviposition and numbers of eggshells.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherLibrary of the University of Arizonaen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.insectscience.org/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissueARTICLE 25en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Insect Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode270504en_US
dc.titleHabitat characteristics and eggshell distribution of the salt marsh mosquito, Aedes vigilax, in marshes in subtropical eastern Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an open access paper. We use the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license that permits unrestricted use, provided that the paper is properly attributed.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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