First Detection of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Algiers, the Capital City of Algeria

  • Kamel Eddine Benallal Laboratoire d’Eco-épidémiologie Parasitaire et Génétique des Populations, Institut Pasteur d’Algérie, Route Petit Staouéli, Dely Ibrahim, Alger, Algérie
  • Rafik Garni Laboratoire d’Eco-épidémiologie Parasitaire et Génétique des Populations, Institut Pasteur d’Algérie, Route Petit Staouéli, Dely Ibrahim, Alger, Algérie
  • Lazhari Bouiba Laboratoire d’Eco-épidémiologie Parasitaire et Génétique des Populations, Institut Pasteur d’Algérie, Route Petit Staouéli, Dely Ibrahim, Alger, Algérie
  • Kamel Eddine Laboratoire d’Eco-épidémiologie Parasitaire et Génétique des Populations, Institut Pasteur d’Algérie, Route Petit Staouéli, Dely Ibrahim, Alger, Algérie
Keywords: Aedes albopictus, Mosquitoes, Arbovirus, Algiers, Algeria

Abstract

Background: Based on the reporting of the presence of stripped mosquitoes by a citizen in the Algiers residential neighborhood of Bir-Khadem, where residents experienced huge daytime mosquito nuisance an entomological inves­tigation was carried out in July 2016.Methods: Ovitraps and BG sentinel traps baited with Lure were used during three consecutive days to collect adult mosquitoes. Eighteen residential houses of the Bir-Khadem neighborhood were also inspected to search larvae breed­ing sites such as water fountains, baskets and flowerpots.Results: A total of 57 Aedes albopictus specimens were collected in five villas, consisting of 21 eggs, 20 larvae and 16 adults.Conclusion: This is the first record of this invasive species in Algiers.

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Published
2019-08-03
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Benallal KE, Garni R, Bouiba L, Eddine K. First Detection of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Algiers, the Capital City of Algeria. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 13(4):420-425.
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