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14 June 2021 Landmark-based geometric morphometric analysis of wing size and wing shape among Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) populations in Turkey
Berna Demirci, Hilal Bedir, M. Mustafa Akiner
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Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) has a widespread distribution that includes both temperate and tropical climates. It is a potential vector of several important worldwide arboviruses, including chikungunya, zika, and dengue, and its geographical distribution expands rapidly. Despite its vectorial importance, the bioecological features of this species in newly established environments are still not very well known. Thus, this study investigated phenotypic variations among Ae. albopictus populations from different regions in Turkey. This is the first comparative morphological study of Ae. albopictus populations in Turkey. The procrustes distances phenogram derived from wing data indicates that the shape differences among some populations and the population from the Aegean coast differ from the Black Sea populations. Size differences were also detected between some populations.

Berna Demirci, Hilal Bedir, and M. Mustafa Akiner "Landmark-based geometric morphometric analysis of wing size and wing shape among Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) populations in Turkey," Journal of Vector Ecology 46(1), 103-111, (14 June 2021). https://doi.org/10.52707/1081-1710-46.1.103
Received: 20 January 2021; Accepted: 15 March 2021; Published: 14 June 2021
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