Rediscovery of Aedes scapularis (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Florida Keys

Authors

  • Lawrence J Hribar Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, 503 107th Street, Marathon, Florida 33050, USA
  • Carrie Cerminara Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, 18 Aquamarine Drive, Key West, Florida 33050, USA

Abstract

The first collections of Aedes scapularis (Rondani) (Diptera: Culicidae) from the Florida Keys in 70 yr are reported from Boca Chica Key and Key West, Florida, USA. The importance of this species as a disease vector is briefly discussed.

Sumario

Se registran las primeras colecciones de Aedes scapularis (Rondani) (Diptera: Culicidae) en 70 años de Boca Chica Key y Key West, Florida, EE. UU. Se discute brevemente la importancia de esta especie como vector de enfermedades.

Key Words: geographic distribution; reintroduction; island; surveillance; Boca Chica Key; species inventory

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Published

2021-08-04

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Scientific Notes