This study was conducted in Shadegan International wetland area, south western Iran. Mosquito larvae were collected from an urban site in the east of the wetland, using dipping method in December 2011. Mosquito larvae were identified using the morphology-based keys. The water quality parameters were measured during mosquito larvae collection using HQ40d Portable Multi-Parameter Meter, titration method and turbidity meter from the late October to late December 2011. A total of 1071 larvae were collected. Four species belonging to four genera including Aedes vittatus (Bigot), Culex pipiens Linnaeus, Culiseta subochrea (Edwards) and Ochlerotatus (=Aedes) caspius (Pallas) sensu lato were identified and their distribution and some other aspects were reviewed and discussed. Recorded parameters in the present study indicated that the water quality of the studied area was in a poor condition according to Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization water quality standards (p < 0.05). As per the authors’ knowledge, this was a new record for the studied area and Khuzistan province regarding the occurrence of Ae. vittatus and Cs. subochrea.
Hassan Nasirian, Sayyed Mohammad Taghi Sadeghi, Babak Vazirianzadeh, Sayyed Hassan Moosa-Kazemi. New record of Aedes vittatus and Culiseta subochrea (Diptera: Culicidae) and their distribution from Shadegan Wetland, South Western Iran. J Entomol Zool Stud 2014;2(5):271-275.