First monitoring of mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Caffarella Valley, Appia Antica Regional Park, Rome, Italy

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:F. Severini, Toma, L., Piccari, F., Romi, R., Di Luca, M.
Journal:Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association
Date Published:18/7/17
Keywords:Appia Antica Regional Park, Italy, mosquito fauna, Rome

This study reports the results of the first entomological investigation focused on mosquitoes in Caffarella Valley, the inner part of Appia Antica Natural Reserve in Rome, carried out between 2012 and 2013. A total of 1173 mosquitoes were collected, with 9 species, belonging to 4 different genera, identified: Culex pipiens, Anopheles maculipennis sensu stricto (s.s.), Anopheles claviger, Culiseta annulata, Culiseta longiareolata, Aedes albopictus, Culex hortensis, Culex territans and Anopheles plumbeus. The monitoring of this area, bordering natural and urban environments, contributes to the knowledge on the culicid fauna of Rome. Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association 35: 29-32, 2017

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