Check List 8(2): 260-261, doi: 10.15560/8.2.260
First record of Chironomus (Chironomus) calligraphus Goeldi, 1905 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Uruguay
expand article infoMaría Martínez, Bruno Canneva§, Analía Paggi|
‡ Universidad de la República Ministerio de Salud Pública, Unidad Zoonosis y Vectores, Uruguay§ Universidad de la República, Uruguay| Instituto de Limnología “Dr. R.A. Ringuelet”, Argentina
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Surveillance of the mosquito Aedes aegypti was carried out by the Ministerio de Salud Pública in all urban centers of Uruguay, from February 1997 to August 2010, as a strategy for dengue prevention. During this surveillance program the occurrence of Chironomidae was also assessed. Chironomus (Chironomus) calligraphus, was found to be sympatric with Ae. aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus in a wide variety of artificial water containers in all sample locations within the 19 departments. This is the first record of C. calligraphus from Uruguay.
Insecta; Diptera; Chironomidae; Uruguay; new cord