Check List 15(1): 193-201, doi: 10.15560/15.1.193
First records of the occurrence of twelve species of Sabethini (Diptera, Culicidae) in the state of Paraná, southern Brazil
expand article infoAllan Martins da Silva, Demilson Rodrigues dos Santos§, Edilson Colhera Cristóvão§, Adão Celestino Ferreira§, Claudomiro Postai§, Betina Westphal-Ferreira|, Mário Antônio Navarro da Silva|
‡ Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Paraná, Laboratório Central, Seção de Entomologia, Rua Sebastiana Santana Fraga, 1001, CEP 83060-500, São José dos Pinhais, Brazil§ Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Paraná, Superintendência de Vigilância em Saúde, Departamento de Vigilância Ambiental, Rua Piquiri, 170, CEP 83230-140, Curitiba, Brazil| Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Zoologia, Caixa Postal 19020, 81530-990, Curitiba, Brazil
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Abstract
We report on the first records of Sabethini mosquitoes in the state of Paraná, based on specimens collected in forested environments between 2004 and 2005. In total, 12 species were identified, including 7 species of Wyeomyia Theobald, 1901 and 5 species of Sabethes Robineau-Desvoidy, 1827. Among them, 6 are new records for the southern region of the country, and 6 are new records for the state of Paraná. These results indicate the occurrence of relict species of mosquitoes in Paraná, as they were collected from portions of forests that preserve original characteristics.
Keywords
Diversity, geographic distribution, Sabethini, tropical forest