Malaria mosquitoes of the Anopheles maculipennis (Diptera, Culicidae) complex in Georgia

O. V. Bezzhonova, G. A. Babuadze, M. I. Gordeev, I. I. Goriacheva, A. B. Zvantsov, M. N. Ezhov, P. Imnadze, M. Iosava, G. Kurtsikashvili

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Abstract

Malaria mosquito larvae and imagoes underwent morphological, cytogenetic, and molecular genetic analyses in West and East Georgia. In the areas under study, the authors identified three related types of malaria mosquitoes of the maculipennis complex: An. maculipennis Meigen, 1818; An. melanoon Hacket, 1934; An. sacharovi Favre, 1903. The authors revealed the types An. maculipennis and An. melanoon in the Kolkhida cavity (West Georgia) and An. maculipennis and An. sacharovi in the Iveria cavity (East Georgia). The morphology of eggs was defined in the study types of mosquitoes. An. melanoon ovipositions similar in the exochorion pattern with An. messeae eggs were found in West Georgia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalMeditsinskaya Parazitologiya i Parazitarnye Bolezni
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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