Updated distribution of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Spain: new findings in the mainland Spanish Levante, 2013

MEM INST OSWALDO CRUZ, RIO DE JANEIRO, VOL. 109 | 2014

Resumen:
In 2004, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894) was observed for the first time in Catalonia, northeastern Spain. A decade later, it has spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean region of the country and the Balearic Islands. Framed within a national surveillance project, we present the results of monitoring in 2013 in the autonomous communities of the mainland Levante. The current study reveals a remarkable increase in the spread of the invasive mosquito in relation to results from 2012; the species was present and well-established in 48 municipalities, most of which were along the Mediterranean coastline from the Valencian Community to the Region of Murcia.

Autores:
Pedro María Alarcón-Elbal, Sarah Delacour Estrella, Ignacio Ruiz Arrondo, Francisco Collantes, Juan Antonio Delgado Iniesta, José Morales-Bueno, Pedro Francisco Sánchez-López, Carmen Amela, María José Sierra-Moros, Ricardo Molina, Javier Lucientes

Enlace:
http://memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br


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