Invertebrates found in underground shelters of western Bohemia. I. Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:L. Dvorak
Journal:Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association
Date Published:19/12/2014
Keywords:Anopheles, Culex, Culicidae, Culiseta, Czech Republic, hibernation, underground shelters

<p>Mosquitoes found hibernating in underground shelters were studied in western Bohemia, Czech Republic. Species collected included Culiseta alaskaensis, Cs. annulata, Cs. glaphyroptera, Culex spp., and Anopheles maculipennis s.l.. Culex spp. were the most common, followed by Cs. glaphyroptera and Cs. annulata with few records of Cs. alaskaensis and An. maculipennis s.l.. Culex spp. were found in a variety of shelters, An. maculipennis s.l. preferred cellars, and Cs. alaskaensis where they were found, exhibited little preference. Culiseta annulata and Cs. glaphyroptera were found in similar numbers of cellars, caves, and bunkers, but Cs. glaphyroptera were found more commonly in mines than Cs. annulata.</p>
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