A Flower-Pot Emergence Trap for Leptoconops kerteszi
Author: Foulk, J. D.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 59, Number 1, February 1966 , pp. 225-226(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The biting gnat Leptoconops kerteszi Kieffe), attacks man, livestock and pets in certain southern California areas. Breeding grounds occur in the Santa Ana River valley, in damp sand near desert springs, and in the wet, highly alkaline wasteland along the north shore of the Salton Sea. Here, a spring emergence of adult gnats coincides with the period of greatest usc of the Salton Sea Recreation Area. Visitors and tourists at this State park are subject to attack by the gnats during the day. Bites at the hairline, and on the scalp, neck, and face produce severe itching and welts which may persist for a week or more.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1966-02-01
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