INSTITUTO DE LIMNOLOGIA "DR. RAUL A. RINGUELET"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
First record of Chironomus (Chironomus) calligraphus Goeldi, 1905 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Uruguay
MARTINEZ, M.; CANNEVA, B.; PAGGI, A.C.
Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Lugar: Viçosa; Año: 2012 vol. 8 p. 260 - 260
Abstract: Surveillance of the mosquito Aedes aegypti was carried out by the Ministerio de Salud Pública in all urban centers of Uruguay, from February 1997 to August 2010, as a strategy for dengue prevention. During this surveillance program the occurrence of Chironomidae was also assessed. Chironomus (Chironomus) calligraphus, was found to be sympatric with Ae. aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus in a wide variety of artificial water containers in all sample locations within the 19 departments. This is the first record of C. calligraphus from Uruguay.