GLEISER Raquel Miranda
Snail shells as larval habitats of Limatus durhamii (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Yungas of Argentina.
MANGUDO, C.; CAMPOS, R.E.; ROSSI, G.C.; GLEISER, R.M.
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2017 vol. 167 p. 204 - 207
The shells of dead snails collect water from rainfalls producing aquatic microenvironments called gas-trotelmata. These habitats are small and hold simple detritus based on animal communities, being rotifersand culicids the most studied. Although a high diversity of aquatic microhabitats has been reported aslarval habitats of mosquitoes in Argentina, the shell of snails has not been investigated yet. We reportthe shells of three species of native Megalobulimus genus as larval habitats of a neotropical mosquitoand suspected vector of bunyaviruses, Limatus durhamii, and describe these microhabitats in the Yungasforest of Argentina