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An Updated Checklist of the Culicidae (Diptera) of Morocco, with Notes on Species of Historical and Current Medical Importance
- Trari, Bouchra, Dakki, Mohamed, Harbach, Ralph E.
- Journal of vector ecology 2017 v.42 no.1 pp. 94-104
- Aedes, Anopheles, Coquillettidia, Culex, Culiseta, Orthopodomyia, Uranotaenia, human health, polyphyly, Morocco
- An updated checklist of the mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) recorded in Morocco from 1916 to 2016 is provided, including synonyms and synonymous usage for each species. Forty-three species belonging to seven genera are recorded so far: Anopheles (9), Aedes (12) Coquillettidia (2), Culex (12), Culiseta (5), Orthopodomyia (1) and Uranotaenia (2). Traditional and equivalent names in the polyphyletic concept of Aedes are provided for the aedine species. The historical importance and current potential threat of mosquitoes to human health in Morocco is reviewed.