Accession Number:

AD0722181

Title:

A Contribution to the Bionomics of the Tabanidae (Diptera) of Algonquin Park, Ontario: Seasonal Distribution, Habitat Preferences, and Biting Records,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MCMASTER UNIV HAMILTON (ONTARIO) DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Report Date:

1970-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Some aspects of the biology of the Tabanidae e.g., seasonal distribution, relative abundance, habitat preferences, and innate host preferences which influence the extent to which certain species are found biting various host species are discussed in relation to the tabanid population of the southern portion of Algonquin Park, Ont., Canada. Of the 36 species collected in this study, relatively few were sufficiently abundant to constitute serious pest problems. The analysis of collections of tabanids from carbon dioxide-baited traps placed in different habitat types revealed several patterns of distribution of the Algonquin Tabanidae ubiquitous, exclusively sylvan, preferentially sylvan, riverine, and riparian species. Lists of the tabanids attracted to or biting man, moose, and white-tailed deer are presented. These lists constitute the first extensive records of the Tabanidae attracted to the Cervidae in the boreal forest region of Canada. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE