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1 December 2007 FIRST RECORD OF AEDES ALBOPICTUS IN GABON
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Aedes albopictus were collected in the French military camp of Libreville, Estuaire Province, Gabon, from January to March 2007 by human landing catches during an entomological evaluation of malaria transmission. Inspection of potential larval habitats within and outside the camp showed that Ae. albopictus was found only in artificial containers (discarded tires and small water containers). Associated species of mosquito larvae were Ae. aegypti (L.) and Culex quinquefasciatus. At the same time, Ae. albopictus adults and larvae were also collected from discarded tires in Tcheungue near Port Gentil, Ogoue Maritime Province. Ae. albopictus seems to be established in this part of Gabon's littoral. Further studies are necessary to investigate the extension of Ae. albopictus establishment throughout the country.

T. COFFINET, J.R. MOUROU, B. PRADINES, J.C. TOTO, F. JARJAVAL, R. AMALVICT, M. KOMBILA, P. CARNEVALE, and F. PAGÈS "FIRST RECORD OF AEDES ALBOPICTUS IN GABON," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 23(4), (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.2987/5636.1
Published: 1 December 2007
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