publication . Article . 2013

Breeding sites and species association of the main Bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus vectors, the Culicoides species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), in northern Europe

Zimmer, Jean-Yves; Losson, Bertrand; Saegerman, Claude; Haubruge, Eric; Francis, Frédéric;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013 Journal: Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), volume 49, pages 335-344 (issn: 0037-9271, eissn: 2168-6351, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Several species of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges are biological vectors of bluetongue virus (BTV) and, as recently discovered, Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in northern Europe. Since their recent emergence in this part of the continent, these diseases that affect domestic and wild ruminants have caused considerable economic losses to the sheep and cattle industries. The substrates that are suitable for larval development of the main vector species are still relatively unknown. This study assessed all the substrates present in the immediate surroundings of a Belgian cattle farm and aimed to highlight the main breeding sites of these midge specie...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Breeding sites, Larval ecology, Bluetongue, Schmallenberg, : Entomology & pest control [Life sciences], : Entomologie & lutte antiravageur [Sciences du vivant], : Veterinary medicine & animal health [Life sciences], : Médecine vétérinaire & santé animale [Sciences du vivant], Insect Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Ceratopogonidae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Virus, Zoology, Algae, Culicoides, Midge, Botany, Schmallenberg virus, Silage, Larva
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publication . Article . 2013

Breeding sites and species association of the main Bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus vectors, the Culicoides species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), in northern Europe

Zimmer, Jean-Yves; Losson, Bertrand; Saegerman, Claude; Haubruge, Eric; Francis, Frédéric;