Ewing, D.A.; Purse, B.V.; Cobbold, C.A.; Schäfer, S.M.; White, S.M.

Seasonal abundance data of all Culex pipiens life stages at a UK field site

This dataset contains details of the seasonal abundance of each of the life stages of the mosquito species, Culex pipiens, at a field site located at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Wallingford. Immature life stages (eggs, larvae and pupae) were monitored three times per week from March until October 2015, whilst adult counts were taken four times per week from April until October in the same year. Immature Cx. pipiens were monitored using 450 litre circular water butts, sampled using a standard dipping procedure. Adults were monitored using light traps. The adult data also includes counts for mosquito species Culiseta annulata and Aedes geniculatus.

Publication date: 2017-10-04

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

Access and use conditions

This resource is embargoed and will be made available by 1 October 2018 at the latest  

This resource will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Ewing, D.A.; Purse, B.V.; Cobbold, C.A.; Schäfer, S.M.; White, S.M. (2017). Seasonal abundance data of all Culex pipiens life stages at a UK field site. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/34d6f9e8-8dbd-42f7-9108-f1b21960d35e

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-04-01    to    2015-10-31

Provenance & quality

Larval and pupal numbers were calculated by taking photos of the contents of each dip and counting on Microsoft paint. The validity of counting from photos was checked by comparing direct counts from the tray with counts from photos on the first two days of sampling and the estimates were observed to be consistent.

Correspondence/contact details

David Ewing
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Ewing, D.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Purse, B.V.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cobbold, C.A.
University of Glasgow
Schäfer, S.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
White, S.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Biota
INSPIRE Theme
Species Distribution
Keywords
Aedes geniculatus Culex pipiens Culiseta annulata mosquito