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Abstract

New records and faunistic data of mosquitoes (Diptera, Culicidae) from Albania, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

Abstract

The monitoring of Culicidae through faunistic data is important to identify potential vector species of disease and therefore acts as an early warning system. The Balkans have a diverse mosquito fauna that can be an important gateway of potential vector species to Europe, because of the abundance of larval habitats and favorable climatic conditions. Here we present four new records of Culicidae: Aedes (Ochlerotatus) annulipes (Meigen, 1830), Aedes (Ochlerotatus) cantans (Meigen, 1818) for Albania, and Aedes (Ochlerotatus) punctor (Kirby, 1837) for Albania and Serbia. We also present some photos of the most important diagnostic characters. Furthermore, we add new faunistic data for Macedonia, Montenegro, and Hungary. An additional invasive species, Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894), is also added to the fauna of Albania.