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Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part A (2020)

An updated checklist of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culcidae) of Sudan: Taxonomy, vectorial importance and pictorial keys

Author(s): Mostafa M Mahgoub, Maria Eugenia Colucci and Anna Odone
Abstract: Among the two study sites, a total of 5847 mosquito larvae were sampled, of which 44.75% (n= 2617) were Culex (Cx.), belonging to this species Cx. antennatus (42%) Cx. quinquefasciatus (25%) Cx. simpsoni (14%) Cx. tritaeniorhynchus (8%) Cx. theileri (5%) Cx. musarum (4%) and Cx. pipiens (2%)) and 44.46% (n= 2600) Anopheles (An.) belong to six species which were An. arabiensis (38%) An. funestus (27%), An. rufipes (24%), An. phronesis (9%), An. nili (0.5%), and An. dattali (0.5%). However, all the Aedes (Ae.) larvae 5.26% (n= 308) collected were found to be A. aegypti.
This is my first-time reporting An. funestus in central Sudan. Its percentage observed among the anopheline species reported showed a great successful in its adaptation to new environmental setting of central Sudan; an observation showed new obstacle for malaria vector control in the country. Similarly, Ae. aegypti is now an important mosquito vector in the country and its role in the recent outbreaks of dengue fever and rivet valley fever call for an urgent investigation.
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How to cite this article:
Mostafa M Mahgoub, Maria Eugenia Colucci, Anna Odone. An updated checklist of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culcidae) of Sudan: Taxonomy, vectorial importance and pictorial keys. Int J Mosq Res 2020;7(3):09-18.
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