First Records of Armigeres Malayi and Armigeres Milnensis in Timor-Leste

Esther Anderson, Jenny DAVIS

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Larval Armigeres malayi and larval Ar. milnensis were first collected from rainwater-filled broken coconut shells in the district of Manufahi, subdistrict Same, in southwest Timor-Leste in September 2010. In subsequent surveys, Ar. malayi and Ar. milnensis were frequently observed in water-filled coconut shells either as the sole culicid species, or coexisting with each other, or with larval Aedes albopictus or Culex spp. Although there have been a number of published surveys of Culicidae in Timor-Leste, these Armigeres species have not previously been recorded in this country. Little is known about the status of these species as potential vectors of human or animal disease; however, it has been suggested that Ar. milnensis is a potential vector of Dirofilaria immitis and other filariae, so they may merit further study from a human and veterinary health perspective, as well as for their role in local ecosystems, particularly their competitive impact on other mosquito species that oviposit in the same container habitats.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Volume30
Issue number1
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Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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In: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2014, p. 51-53.

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