Title: Preliminary study of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of the Narew National Park in Poland


Fragmenta Faunistica, vol. 45, no. 1 ; Culicidae of Narew National Park ; Wstępne badania komarów (Diptera: Culicidae) Narwiańskiego Parku Narodowego


Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS

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Bibliogr. p. 63-64 ; P. 57-65 : ill. ; 25 cm ; Abstarct in Polish. Taxa in Latin.


The study of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) was carried out in 2000 in Narew National Park (NPN), in two strictly protected areas under development and in the manor park at Kurowo. Mosquitoes were also collected indoors. A total of 21 species were registered (about 44.7% of the mosquito species in Poland or ca 58% of species recorded in lowland Poland). The species commonly or frequently recorded from lowland Poland make up the majority (86%) of the species recorded. 14% are species rarely found in Poland (Ochlerotatus euedes was recorded from all the study areas in NPN and constituted an essential component of the mosquito community in spring; two other species, Cx. torrentium and Cx. territans, were cap-tured as wintering females). A great proportion (43%) of the species prefer bodies of water in open areas for their larvae to develop, whereas 28% of them have no special habitat preferences; their larvae develop either in bodies of water in woodland or in open areas. Only 19% were those preferring bodies of water in woodland and in brushwood. Two species had specific habitat requirements for development of their larvae; Oc. riparius and Coquillettidia richiardii.In late spring and in summer, Ae. cinereus, Oc. cantans and Oc. annulipes were the most abundant species recorded in nature while malaria mosquitoes (Anopheles maculipennis) were the most numerous in buildings. Culex pipienswas clearly dominant among wintering mosquitoes. In summer, no mass occurrence of the flood species Ae. vexans and Oc. sticticuswas recorded. The mosquitoes of NPN included nine species from among ten potentially effective vectors of human diseases in Poland. Four of these species belong to the most abundant mosquitoes in this area.


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oai:rcin.org.pl:54496 ; 10.3161/00159301FF2002.45.1.057


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