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dc.contributor.advisorSites, Robert William, 1954-eng
dc.contributor.authorMbogho, Aaron Yesayaeng
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Theseseng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 8, 2013).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Robert W. Siteseng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Plant, insect and microbial sciences.eng
dc.description"December 2012"eng
dc.description.abstractNaucorids are predaceous aquatic insects and the principal arthropod predators of biting fly larvae. Naucorids exert natural control of mosquito larvae and are important with respect to malaria in Tanzania. However, naucorids have been documented to harbor the mycobacterium responsible for Buruli ulcer in Africa, although transmission is not known. Therefore, to provide a sound foundation for future biological, ecological, and epidemiological investigations, a study to document the taxonomic composition and distribution of the species of Naucoridae of Tanzania was conducted from 2010 to 2012; a total of 127 localities sampled. Habitats sampled included streams, rivers, waterfalls, ponds, lakes, reservoirs, swamps, and cold and hot springs. Previously, only four genera and seven species were known from Tanzania. All taxa previously recorded from Tanzania were re-collected except two species (Neomacrocoris karimii Poisson and N. usambaricus Montandon). These collections added an additional two genera and eight species, including two undescribed species of Neomacrocoris and one undescribed species of Macrocoris. As a result, the known fauna of Naucoridae of Tanzania now comprises 6 genera and 14 species. This study provides the first authoritative identification resource to determine the entire fauna of Naucoridae of an African country using modern techniques. Publication of this study can serve as a model for future studies of this type in other countries in the African continent.eng
dc.format.extentx, 82 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/33152
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2012 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.subjecttaxonomic compositioneng
dc.subjectpopulation distributioneng
dc.subjectNaucoridaeeng
dc.titleTaxonomic composition and distribution of saucer bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Naucoridae) of Tanzaniaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant, insect and microbial sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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