Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2017)
New records of mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) for Bahia (Brazil)
Author(s): Lilian Catenacci, Joaquim Nunes-neto, Francisco Corrêa Castro, Poliana Lemos, Eduardo Oyama, Sharon L Deem and Elizabeth Travassos-da-Rosa
Abstract: We provide seven new identified mosquitoes in the Bahia State, Brazil: Coquillettidia nigricans, Johnbelkinia longipes, Limatus pseudomethysticus, Psorophora albipes, Sabethes belisarioi,Sabethes cyaneus and Sabethes quasicyaneus.This new finding which expands the known distribution of these seven species of mosquitoes, is of great importance as we work for the development of preventive measures for arboviruses in Brazil and globally. In other regions of the world, the culicids we report are known vectors of important arboviruses of human and non-human animal concern, including yellow fever, Saint Louis encephalitis, equine encephalitis, Guama, Una, Mayaro, wyeomyia and Kairi viruses, and may play a role in the epidemiology of these diseases in Bahia as well. Our work also highlights the paucity of data on the insect diversity in different environments in Brazil.
Study sites where the mosquitoes were captured: Ilhéus city (on the top) and Una city (on the bottom), Bahia State, Brazil.
How to cite this article:
Lilian Catenacci, Joaquim Nunes-neto, Francisco Corrêa Castro, Poliana Lemos, Eduardo Oyama, Sharon L Deem and Elizabeth Travassos-da-Rosa. New records of mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) for Bahia (Brazil). International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2017; 4(4): 12-16.