Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
STEIN, Marina; ORIA, Griselda Inés and ALMIRON, Walter Ricardo. Main breeding-containers for Aedes aegypti and associated culicids, Argentina. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2002, vol.36, n.5, pp.627-630. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102002000600013.
Breeding containers for Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti were identified in two cities of Chaco Province (northeast Argentina): Presidencia Roque Saenz Peña and Machagai. All water-retaining recipients found in house backyards capable to retain water were classified according to their type and size, counted and checked. Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus were the most frequently collected species, being also found Cx. maxi, Cx. saltanensis and Ochlerotatus scapularis. Tires and car batteries represented the most important type of container where immature forms of culicids could be found. Rain was an important factor for Ae. aegypti proliferation, as well as the widespread habit of the population of keeping useless containers at home, which allows the development of culicids.
Keywords : Aedes quinquefasciatus; Breeding Containers; Ecology, vectors; Culicidae; Aedes aegypti; Culex quinquefasciatus; Criaderos.