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Volume 76, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Differential distributions of and (potential inter-epidemic dengue vector) and other mosquitoes colonizing bamboo pots in San Juan, Puerto Rico were studied along an urban-rural gradient. City regions (urban, suburban, and rural) and landscape elements within regions (forest [F], low-density housing [LDH], and high-density housing [HDH]) were identified using satellite imagery. species extensively overlapped in LDH of urban, suburban, and rural areas. Mosquito species showed their high specificity for landscape elements (96.6% correct classification by discriminant analysis); absence of in HDH or absence of in forests were the main indicator variables. The gradient was explained using a canonical correspondence analysis, which showed the association of with HDH in urban areas, with LDH in suburbs, and and other native mosquitoes (magnorum, ) with less disturbed habitats (forests, LDH).

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  • Received : 31 Jul 2006
  • Accepted : 14 Jan 2007

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