Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B (2017)
Biodiversity of culicidae in a fragment of Atlantic forest, Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Author(s): Breviglieri E and Lorenz C
Abstract: A mosquito faunal survey was conducted from April/2016 to October/2016 in the Butantan Institute park of Sao Paulo City, Brazil. A total of 12 species grouped into seven genera were collected (Aedes, Culex, Limatus, Ochlerotatus, Psorophora, Toxorhynchites, and Wyeomyia). The artificial larval habitats found here were colonized by a great diversity of species, thus human artifacts left by the public in the area that collect water may promote an increase in mosquito populations. Among the species collected, some are known or suspected vectors of pathogens to humans and/or veterinary relevance, and it deserves attention for future studies.
Location of study area and sampling sites in the Butantan Institute, Sao Paulo Brazil. *Natural breeding sites: temporary ground water and phytotelmata bromeliads
How to cite this article:
Breviglieri E and Lorenz C. Biodiversity of culicidae in a fragment of Atlantic forest, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2017; 4(2): 125-127.