Inventory and distribution of mosquitoes (Diptera; Culicidae) of the Burgas lakes (Northeast Algeria)
Louiza Benmalek, Fatiha Bendali-Saoudi and Noureddine Soltani
The present investigation examined the biodiversity of Culicidae in the Taoura region at Burgas Lakes during one year from September 2015 to August 2016. Sampling was carried out monthly in the Taoura region at Burgas Lakes, which are located 20 km from Souk-Ahras, (Northeast Algeria). The systematic identification revealed the existence of 18 species: 12 belonging to the genus Culex (Culex deserticola, Culex univittatus, Culex torrentium, Culex peregxiguus, Culex impudicus, Culex mimeticus, Culex martini, Culex pipiens, Culex theileri, Culex brumpti, Culex mauritanicus, Culex modestus), three species to the genus Culiseta(Culiseta morsitans, Culiseta subochrea, Culiseta annulata), two species of the genus Anopheles ( Anopheles coustani, Anopheles hyrcanus), and only one species belonging to the genus Aedes (Aedes pilatus), respectively. Moreover, ecological indices were calculated in order to determine the dominant species for each Lake.
Louiza Benmalek, Fatiha Bendali-Saoudi, Noureddine Soltani. Inventory and distribution of mosquitoes (Diptera; Culicidae) of the Burgas lakes (Northeast Algeria). J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(1):838-843.