"Running Water" North American Mosquito Habitats:

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Summary Information
Classification Environments / North American Mosquito Habitats:

(This environment section is currently predominantly used in Wildpro to link different data types and demonstrate inter-relationships. It does not contain detailed information on the habitat itself. )

Alternative Names
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General Description

There may be overlap between habitat types, and sometimes is a gradation: consequently small numbers of species may occur that would be usually found in a different habitat.

  • Habitat - Typical habitats would be streams. (W254.Dec03.WNV7, J300.10.w1)
  • Fewer mosquito species tend to breed in this habitat in North America than in the other habitats.
  • Larvae require a large amount of energy to remain in the stream and tend to be flushed out as water increases volume.
  • Chagesia (a tropical species not found in North America), together with some Anopheles (Genus) species are stream breeders.
  • Species breeding in streams tend to anchor themselves in vegetation along the bank or seek isolated eddies, remaining away from the main flow of the stream

W254.Dec03.WNV7, J300.10.w1

Taxa Groups for which information on this Environment has been collated
Species listed
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Management Techniques

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Authors & Referees

Authors Suzanne I. Boardman (V.w6)
Referee Debra Bourne (V.w5)

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