Journal of Medical Entomology (1997) 34, 226-233

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Tokuo Fukuda, Osborne R. Willis and Donald R. Barnard (1997)
Parasites of the Asian tiger mosquito and other container-inhabiting mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in northcentral Florida
Journal of Medical Entomology 34 (2), 226-233
Abstract: Seven microorganisms including 4 protozoans, 2 fungi, and a bacterium infected Aedes albopictus (Skuse) larvae collected from 12 counties in northcentral Florida. Ae. albopictus and 14 other species of mosquitoes were collected from tires, flower-holding vases in cemeteries, other types of artificial containers, and treeholes. Ascogregarina taiwanensis (Lien and Levine) was the most common parasite of Ae. albopictus throughout the year. The microsporidium Vavraia culicis (Weiser) infected Aedes aegypti (L.), Ae. albopictus, Aedes triseriatus (Say) and Orthopodomyia signifera (Coquillett). A vibrio bacterium and 2 fungi (Leptolegnia sp. and Smittium culisetae Lichtwardt), infected Ae. albopictus larvae but were observed infrequently, A. taiwanensis, S. culisetae, and the vibrio bacterium previously have been reported from Ae. albopictus. This is the 1st report of the other 4 microorganisms parasitizing Ae. albopictus larvae.
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Database assignments for author(s): Donald R. Barnard

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
surveys/sampling/distribution
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
surveys/distribution/isolation


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Aedes albopictus U.S.A. (SE)
Aedes aegypti U.S.A. (SE)
Aedes triseriatus U.S.A. (SE)
Orthopodomyia signifera U.S.A. (SE)
Ascogregarina taiwanensis (entomopathogen) Aedes albopictus U.S.A. (SE)
Vavraia culicis (entomopathogen) Aedes albopictus U.S.A. (SE)
Vavraia culicis (entomopathogen) Aedes aegypti U.S.A. (SE)
Vavraia culicis (entomopathogen) Aedes triseriatus U.S.A. (SE)
Vavraia culicis (entomopathogen) Orthopodomyia signifera U.S.A. (SE)
Leptolegnia (genus - entomopathogens) Aedes albopictus U.S.A. (SE)
Smittium culisetae (entomopathogen) Aedes albopictus U.S.A. (SE)