Accession Number:

ADA503257

Title:

Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) Pictipennis: A New Mosquito Record from the Atacama Region of Northern Chile

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

We report the first collection of Anopheles pictipennis from northern Chile, particularly sectors of Totoral. Perales. Puerto Viejo. and Salinas in the Atacama region. Adults were captured using human bait. while larvae and pupae were collccted from various habitats including ponds. puddles left by overflowing river water. edges along river banks. wells. irrigation ditches. and permanent and semipermanent ground water. Associated species were Culex Culex quinquefasclatus and Ochlerotatus alhifasciatus. The internal transcribed spacer 2 of the ribosomal DNA of An. pictipennis was sequenced.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE