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Culicoides (Avaritia) gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)--a possible vector species of the Obsoletus group new to the European fauna.

Kirkeby C, Dominiak P - Parasit Vectors (2014)

Bottom Line: Avaritia.Culicoides gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984 has not been previously mentioned from Europe, even though there has been an extensive monitoring of Culicoides species during the last decades.Most probably this species has been notoriously overlooked in the materials, because of the problems with identification of the females of the subgenus Avaritia.

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Affiliation: National Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Bülowsvej 27, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark. ckir@vet.dtu.dk.

ABSTRACT

Background: Culicoides gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984, known previously only from Siberia, is a boreal species included into the Obsoletus group of Culicoides sg. Avaritia. Members of the subgenus can act as vectors of various diseases. In Europe they are involved in the transmission of the Schmallenberg virus and bluetongue virus.

Findings: Culicoides gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984 is reported for the first time in Europe with new country records from Norway, Poland and Sweden.

Conclusions: Culicoides gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984 has not been previously mentioned from Europe, even though there has been an extensive monitoring of Culicoides species during the last decades. Most probably this species has been notoriously overlooked in the materials, because of the problems with identification of the females of the subgenus Avaritia. Similar to other species of the Obsoletus group, C. gornostaevae should be regarded as a possible vector for Schmallenberg and bluetongue virus.

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Map of the distribution patterns ofCulicoides gornostaevaeMirzaeva. New country records marked in red, the former ones from Siberia are shown in green.
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Fig1: Map of the distribution patterns ofCulicoides gornostaevaeMirzaeva. New country records marked in red, the former ones from Siberia are shown in green.

Mentions: Culicoides gornostaevae is a boreal Palaearctic species, widely distributed in the western and middle part of Siberia, between the Uba River and the Amur River (Figure 1). According to data from the literature it is especially numerous in the forest zone of Altai, Khakassia, Gornaya Shoria and Western Sayan. However, it is important to indicate that almost all of the former records are based on females only. This biting midge species is new for the fauna of Norway, Poland and Sweden. Females of C. gornostaevae are known to attack humans and other animals [4].Figure 1


Culicoides (Avaritia) gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)--a possible vector species of the Obsoletus group new to the European fauna.

Kirkeby C, Dominiak P - Parasit Vectors (2014)

Map of the distribution patterns ofCulicoides gornostaevaeMirzaeva. New country records marked in red, the former ones from Siberia are shown in green.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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Fig1: Map of the distribution patterns ofCulicoides gornostaevaeMirzaeva. New country records marked in red, the former ones from Siberia are shown in green.
Mentions: Culicoides gornostaevae is a boreal Palaearctic species, widely distributed in the western and middle part of Siberia, between the Uba River and the Amur River (Figure 1). According to data from the literature it is especially numerous in the forest zone of Altai, Khakassia, Gornaya Shoria and Western Sayan. However, it is important to indicate that almost all of the former records are based on females only. This biting midge species is new for the fauna of Norway, Poland and Sweden. Females of C. gornostaevae are known to attack humans and other animals [4].Figure 1

Bottom Line: Avaritia.Culicoides gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984 has not been previously mentioned from Europe, even though there has been an extensive monitoring of Culicoides species during the last decades.Most probably this species has been notoriously overlooked in the materials, because of the problems with identification of the females of the subgenus Avaritia.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: National Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Bülowsvej 27, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark. ckir@vet.dtu.dk.

ABSTRACT

Background: Culicoides gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984, known previously only from Siberia, is a boreal species included into the Obsoletus group of Culicoides sg. Avaritia. Members of the subgenus can act as vectors of various diseases. In Europe they are involved in the transmission of the Schmallenberg virus and bluetongue virus.

Findings: Culicoides gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984 is reported for the first time in Europe with new country records from Norway, Poland and Sweden.

Conclusions: Culicoides gornostaevae Mirzaeva, 1984 has not been previously mentioned from Europe, even though there has been an extensive monitoring of Culicoides species during the last decades. Most probably this species has been notoriously overlooked in the materials, because of the problems with identification of the females of the subgenus Avaritia. Similar to other species of the Obsoletus group, C. gornostaevae should be regarded as a possible vector for Schmallenberg and bluetongue virus.

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Related in: MedlinePlus