Rinvenimento di Anopheles (Anopheles) hyrcanus (Pallas, 1771) (Diptera, Culicidae) durante la sorveglianaza entomologica per il virus West Nile virus in Umbria

Translated title of the contribution: Finding of Anopheles (Anopheles) hyrcanus (Pallas, 1771) (Diptera, Culicidae) during the entomological surveillance for West Nile virus in Umbria, Italy

Luciano Toma, Monica Catalani, Antonella Catalano, Maria Goffredo, Roberto Romi, Marco Di Luca

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Abstract

This study reports the mosquito collections conducted in July-August 2013 in Castiglione del Lago (Umbria Region, Italy) during the entomological surveillance within the West Nile national control program. The mosquito collections showed the noteworthy occurrence of Anopheles hyrcanus s.l. (n = 156; 35.8% of the whole sample), a relatively rare mosquito species in Italy, with molecular analyses confirming that these mosquitoes belong to An. hyrcanus s.s. The same catching site was characterized by a relevant richness in mosquito species, in particular the following were found: Anopheles maculipennis s.l. (n = 146; 33.5% composed by 80% Anopheles melanoon, 13.3% Anopheles maculipennis s.s. and 6.7% Anopheles atroparvus), Culex pipiens s.l. (n = 116; 26.6% composed by 90% Cx. p. pipiens, 5% Cx. p. molestus and 5% Cx. p. pipiens/molestus), Culiseta annulata (n = 10; 2.3%), Aedes albopictus (n = 3; 0.7%), and Anopheles claviger (n = 5; 100%).

Translated title of the contributionFinding of Anopheles (Anopheles) hyrcanus (Pallas, 1771) (Diptera, Culicidae) during the entomological surveillance for West Nile virus in Umbria, Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinaria italiana
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017

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