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1 September 2015 First Record and Larval Habitat Description of Culex (Melanoconion) pilosus from Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
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Larvae of Culex (Melanoconion) pilosus were collected during February–April 2014 in temporary pools in “Bosques de Ezeiza,” a large forested park, near Buenos Aires city, Argentina. This is the first record in Buenos Aires Province, extending the distribution of this species 380 km to the south. Regarding habitat use, Cx. (Mel.) pilosus is a generalist, although a slight association of larval abundances with pools of lower pH and higher vegetation cover was observed. The comparison of larval instars of Cx. (Mel.) pilosus with those of other genera suggests a life-history strategy similar to that of floodwater mosquitoes.

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Juan Ignacio Urcola and Sylvia Fischer "First Record and Larval Habitat Description of Culex (Melanoconion) pilosus from Buenos Aires Province, Argentina," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 31(3), 271-274, (1 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.2987/moco-31-03-271-274.1
Published: 1 September 2015
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