290 mosquito species in Cambodia

Between 2016 and 2020, the Medical and Veterinary Entomology unit of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge collected over 230,000 mosquitoes. Based on this sampling effort, a checklist of 290 mosquito species in Cambodia is established. 

 

This is the first attempt to list the Culicidae fauna of the country.

 

Among the 49 species being  new records for the country, forty-three species are reported to be of medical importance, and are involved in the transmission of pathogens.

 

The checklist is published by the human and animal parasitology peer-reviewed journal,  Parasites