Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2017)
Diversity and distribution of culicinae fauna in Tebessa district (North-East of Algeria)
Author(s): Aïssaoui Linda and Boudjelida Hamid
Abstract: Mosquito monitoring has been conducted in the Tebessa district with the aim of gaining information about Culicidian species composition, biodiversity and spatio-temporal distribution. The results were based on all sampled mosquito breeding sites found randomly in the four selected locations. The systematic study revealed the presence of 10 species belonging to 3 genera; Culex, Culesita and Aedes. Culex genus was the predominant taxa, with record of 8 species; Culex pipiens, Culex pipiens molestus, Culex modestus, Culex theileri, Culex univittatus, Culex perexiguus, Culex hortensis and Culex laticinctus. The other genera were represented by 1 species each; Culiseta longiareolata and Aedes aegypti. Culiseta longiareolata, Culex pipiens were abundantly distributed during the all year. Whereas the other species their temporal distribution was depending to the high temperature and type of breeding habitats. Monitoring the temporal and spatial distribution of mosquitoes is an essential step in the risk analysis of emerging mosquito-borne diseases.
How to cite this article:
Aïssaoui Linda and Boudjelida Hamid. Diversity and distribution of culicinae fauna in Tebessa district (North-East of Algeria). 2017; 4(1): 07-12.