First national record for culex iridescens in peru

YURI AYALA-SULCA, CARLOS CARRASCO-BADAJOZ, NAUM HUICHO-YANASUPO, CARLOS ZAMALLOA-VILCA, WILFREDO ARQUE-CHUNGA, ALDO I. ORTEGA-MORALES, RINA RAMiREZ, ILDEFONSO FERNADEZ-SALAS

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Abstract

On October 9, 2019, mosquito collections were conducted to update the mosquito species of medical importance in the Apurimac River Valley, Canayre, in the state of Ayacucho, Peru. Species collected included Culex (Carrollia) iridescens, which had been previously reported only in Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil, this being the first national report of this species in Peru and the first species within the genus Culex in Ayacucho. With the addition of Cx. iridescens to the mosquito fauna of Peru, there are currently 182 species in the country. Specimens collected during this study were deposited in the Entomological Collection of the Natural History Museum of the National University of San Cristobal Huamanga in Ayacucho, Peru.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Culex iridescens
  • First national record
  • Peru

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