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First Detections of Culiseta longiareolata (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium and the Netherlands

Added on 2021-09-03 14:19:31 by Tavernier, Annelies
Between 2017 and 2020, larvae, pupae, and adults of Culiseta longiareolata were found at distinct locations in Belgium and the Netherlands. A potential vector of bird pathogens.
Collected mosquitoes were morphologically identified and the identification was then validated by LifeWatch BopCo using COI DNA barcoding. These are the first records for this species, which might be a potential vector of bird pathogens (e.g., West Nile virus), in Belgium and the Netherlands. More information on the mosquito monitoring project, during which the Cs. longiareolata specimens were collected, can be found on the MEMO project page. The full article on the discovery of the species in Belgium and the Netherlands can be accessed via this link.

The Barcoding Facility for Organisms and Tissues of Policy Concern (BopCo) is financed by the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) as Belgian federal in-kind con?tribution to the European Research Infrastructure Consortium LifeWatch.

First Detections of Culiseta longiareolata (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium and the Netherlands

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