GLEISER Raquel Miranda
Notes on the occurrence and habitats of Sabethes purpureus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Salta Province, Argentina
MANGUDO, C.; APARICIO, J.P.; GLEISER, R.M.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION
AMER MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOC
Lugar: California; Año: 2014 vol. 30 p. 57 - 60
The finding of Sabethes purpureus larvae and pupae in tree holes both in urban and forest environments in San Ramón de la Nueva Orán, Salta province, Argentina is reported together with information on these larval habitat. Tree holes were sampled monthly from January to March or April of 2011, 2012 and 2013 in sidewalks, public access areas and in three sites within forested areas outside the city, selected along an urban gradient in Orán. Sa. purpureus was most frequently found in low numbers and with other mosquito species. A higher proportion of tree holes were positive in the urban compared to the forest environment, while there were no significant differences in abundances or densities per hole. To our best knowledge, this paper reports the species for the first time breeding in an urban environment, and extends its geographical distribution from the Atlantic and Paranaense forests to the Southern Andean Yungas in northwest in Argentina.