The harvest results of larvae reveal presence of 9 orders with 13 species where five belong to Diptera order, these are Culex mimeticus, Culex perexiguus, Culex impudicus, Uranotaenea unguiculata and Anopheles labranchiae (Tabale 1) With this known technique of larvae capture [9, 11] note presence of 4 Diptera species in August, 3 in September and 5 in October.
it has noted 14 Culicidae diptera species including 1412 individuals with dominance of Culex pipiens with 56,59% followed by Culex theileri with 19,55 % (276 individuals) and Anopheles labranchiae by 9,56 % (135 individuals).
Anopheles labranchiae was found to be abundant in a restricted area of the contiguous Alicante and Murcia Provinces (south-eastern Spain) in 1946 (2), but had disappeared by 1973 (3) probably due to abandonment of rice cultivation in this area (4).
The disappearance of Anopheles labranchiae from Spain.
During that spring, another trial was conducted in the Tiber Delta and Pontine marshes, where breeding sites of Anopheles labranchiae
, the most common, abundant, and widely distributed vector in the Mediterranean basin, had increased dramatically after German troops strategically flooded a large area to hinder the movement of the Allied Armed Forces (3).
Anopheles labranchiae is probably susceptible to infection with Plasmodium vivax strains, but less likely to be susceptible to infection with P.
The three vectors were Anopheles labranchiae Falleroni and An.
Distribution and density of Anopheles labranchiae and An.