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First national record of Aedes melanimon (Diptera: Culicidae) in México


1 Unidad de Investigación Entomológica y Bioensayos-Servicios de Salud de Chihuahua. Paseo T. de la República 3530, Col. Partido Romero, 32330. CD. Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
2 Departamento de Parasitología, Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro Unidad Laguna. Periférico Raúl López Sánchez y carretera a Santa Fe, C.P. 27084, Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
3 Unidad de Investigación Entomológica y Bioensayos-Centro Regional de Control de Vectores Panchimalco-Servicios de Salud de Morelos. Emiliano Zapata 95, C.P. 62900. Jojutla, Morelos, Mexico
4 Servicios de Salud de Morelos. Coordinación de Enfermedades Transmitidas por Vector y Zoonosis. Callejón Borda 3, Centro, C.P. 62000, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
5 Centro Nacional de Programas Preventivos y Control de Enfermedades. Benjamín Franklin 132, Escandón, C.P. 11800. Ciudad de México, Mexico

Correspondence Address:
M David Mejía-Zúñiga,
Unidad de Investigación Entomológica y Bioensayos-Servicios de Salud de Chihuahua. Paseo T. de la República 3530, Col. Partido Romero, 32330. CD. Juárez, Chihuahua
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9062.331418

Aedes (Ochlerotatus) melanimon Dyar 1924 has been considered an important pest in agricultural and rural communities. Aedes melanimon is a vector of WEEV and CEV and is a competent laboratory vector of WNV. The known range of Ae. melanimon extends throughout Southwest Canada, part of Central and much of Western USA. Here we report the first record of Ae. melanimon in México, at Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. The collect represents the southernmost distributional record for this species. Its indigenous presence in a highly urbanized and dry area was not expected. A permanent surveillance program to detect and determine the species in border-crossing cities is encouraged.


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    -  Mejía-Zúñiga M D
    -  Reyes-Moya ÁG
    -  Tapia-Bueno JA
    -  Moncada-Hernandez LJ
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