Updated checklist of the mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of Belgium

Slimane Boukraa, Wouter Dekoninck, Veerle Versteirt, Francis Schaffner, Marc Coosemans, Eric Haubruge, Frederic Francis

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    Abstract

    Most information about the systematics and bioecology of Belgian mosquitoes dates back from before 1950, and only scattered information was produced during the last decades. In this paper we review and update the list of mosquito species recorded in Belgium, from first report (1908) to 2015. Six genera and 31 species were recorded so far, including 28 autochthonous species and three invasive alien species recently recorded in Belgium: Aedes albopictus (Skuse 1894), Ae. japonicus japonicus (Theobald 1901), and Ae. koreicus (Edwards 1917). The six genera are Anopheles (five species), Aedes (sixteen species), Coquillettidia (one species), Culex (four species), Culiseta (four species), and Orthopodomyia (one species).

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Vector Ecology
    Volume40
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)398-407
    Number of pages10
    ISSN1081-1710
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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