Mosquito fauna (Diptera: Culicidae) of high Andean mountain ecosystems in Colombia
Author(s): Doris Rosero-García, Juan David Suaza-Vasco, Jovany Barajas-Galindo and Sandra Uribe-Soto
Abstract: An annotated list of the mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) known to occur in Colombia above 2,000 m is analyzed in present study. To study the mosquito fauna present in high Andean mountain ecosystems in the Departments of Antioquia and Quindío, sampling was carried out by rapid biodiversity assessment during May 2008 and September 2016. In addition, all records of Culicidae obtained from the scientific literature were included in the data analysis. As a pioneering work, this checklist updates the mosquito fauna above 2,000 m to a total of 35 species representing 11 genera and 15 subgenera. This list adds valuable information to the knowledge of biodiversity in Colombia and contributes to the establishment of a baseline for future research.
Map of sites for mosquito records above 2,000 m in Colombia. ANT: Antioquia, CAL: Caldas, CUN: Cundinamarca, HUI: Huila, NAR: Nariño, QUI: Quindío, SAN: Santander.
How to cite this article:
Doris Rosero-García, Juan David Suaza-Vasco, Jovany Barajas-Galindo, Sandra Uribe-Soto. Mosquito fauna (Diptera: Culicidae) of high Andean mountain ecosystems in Colombia. Int J Mosq Res 2017;4(6):10-24.