Archives of Biological Sciences 2010 Volume 62, Issue 4, Pages: 1193-1206
doi:10.2298/ABS1004193V
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Species composition and seasonal dynamics of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in flooded areas of Vojvodina, Serbia

Vujić A., Stefanović A., Dragičević I., Matijević T., Pejčić L., Knežević M., Krašić D., Veselić S.

Three years of sampling (2007-2009) of adult mosquitoes in the area of Vojvodina (Serbia) by dry ice baited CDC traps has provided information on mosquito species composition, prevalence and seasonal activity. A total of 58,247 adult mosquitoes were collected comprising twenty species belonging to the following genera: Anopheles Meigen (Diptera: Culicidae), Aedes Meigen, Culex L, Culiseta Felt and Mansonia Blanchard. The seven most common species collected during this study were: Culex pipiens L. complex (35.6%), Aedes vexans (Meigen) (33.4%), Aedes sticticus (Meigen) (15.2%), Anopheles maculipennis Meigen complex (4%), Mansonia richiardii (Ficalbi) (3.8%), Aedes cinereus Meigen (3.6%), Aedes pulchritarsis (Rondani) (3%) which made up 98% of all specimens. Seasonal population dynamics differed between years and between mosquito species in relation to wetland, urban and forest habitats, and was primarily influenced by the water level of the Danube, Sava and Tisa rivers, precipitation and temperature.

Keywords: Mosquitoes, species composition, seasonal distribution, Culex pipiens complex, Aedes vexans, Serbia

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