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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2013

Author(s): Brugger, K; Rubel, F

Title: Characterizing the species composition of European Culicoides vectors by means of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification.

Source: Parasit Vectors. 2013; 6(1):333



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Brugger Katharina
Rubel Franz

Vetmed Research Units
Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology


Abstract:
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are vectors for the Bluetongue virus, the African horse sickness virus and the recently emerged Schmallenberg virus. Here, species of the C. obsoletus complex, the C. pulicaris complex and C. imicola were considered. The objective was to compile a map of these Culicoides species and their relation to the popular climate classification defined by Wladimir Köppen and Rudolf Geiger to provide a quick view on the species composition in Europe.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Ceratopogonidae/classification*
Climate*
Europe
Insect Vectors*
Phylogeography


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