Inventory of Culicidae of the wetland (of the West region of Annaba)
Zineb Dahchar, Wafa Oudainia, Fatiha Bendali-Saoudi and Noureddine Soltani
We have contributed, for a period of 12 months, from October 2013 to September 2014, to the development of an inventory of culicidal fauna. The study area is located in the western region of the city of Annaba, classified by RAMSAR on 4 June 2003. For the sampling of specimens, two different sites were considered: urban and rural areas. The systematic identification established the determination of 7 genera and 12 species. Three species belonging to Culex (Cx. pipiens, Cx. torrentium and Cx. laticinctus); the genus Anopheles was represented by 4 species (An. plumbeus, An. maculipennis, An. claviger and An. sergentii). The other five genera were represented by only one species Culiseta glaphyroptera, Uranotaenia unguiculata, Orthopodomyia pulcripalpis, Ochlerotatus atropalpus and Aedes aegypti. The species Culex pipiens is best represented by its frequency and abundance in the various sites, the other species are very rare. However, we record the abundance of Anopheles maculipennis in the rural site.