Details of this species in Hawaii (Hawai‘i) Is.
Source: VanderWerf et al. 2006
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
On Hawai‘i, which has higher mountains than O‘ahu, mosquito-borne diseases are relatively common up to about 1500 m in elevation (Goff and van Riper 1980; van Riper et al. 2002), with the upper limit to this distribution determined by thermal inhibition of development of mosquito larvae and of the malarial parasite within the mosquito host (LaPointe 2000, Benning et al. 2002). VanderWerf et al. 2006. Mosquito vector abundance and malaria are highest in the late summer and fall on Hawai'i when temperatures are highest and development of mosquito larvae and the malaria parasite are least inhibited (Goff and van Riper 1980; van Riper et al. 1986 in VanderWerf et al. 2006).
Parasitism: Causes avian malaria.
Last Modified: 30/03/2010 11:47:34 a.m.