Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Biology, ecology and ethology: Mosquitoes—a by-product of rice culture

Author

Robert K. Washino

Author Affiliations

Robert K. Washino is Professor of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 34(3):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n03p10. March 1980.

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Abstract

Research on mosquito biology and ecology yields fundamental knowledge of the behavior, habits, breeding preferences, flight range, survival rates, and other characteristics of pest and disease-vector mosquitoes-information essential for effective planning and execution of control programs. Ecological studies assume greater importance in California than elsewhere because of the state's diverse climate and topography. Forty-nine mosquito species are found here, of which six are confirmed disease vectors.
Washino R. 1980. Biology, ecology and ethology: Mosquitoes—a by-product of rice culture. Hilgardia 34(3):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n03p10

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