Entomología y Vectores
versão On-line ISSN 1980-5349
DELLAPE, Mariana E.; MARTI, Gerardo A.; TRANCHIDA, María C. e GARCIA, Juan J.. First record of Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) infected by the parasite Ascogregarina culicis (Ross) (Apicomplexa: Lecudinidae) in Argentina. Entomol. vectores [online]. 2005, vol.12, n.1, pp. 111-115. ISSN 1980-5349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0328-03812005000100009.
In a survey for parasites and pathogens of Aedes aegypti conducted in La Plata, Argentina, an aseptate gregarine was found parasitizing larvae, pupae and adults of this mosquito species. This gregarine species was identified as Ascogregarina culicis based on the morphology and size of gamonts, gametocysts and oocysts. It is the first record of gregarine infections in culicids from Argentina.
Palavras-chave : Gregarine; Ascogregarina culicis; Aedes aegypti.