Turkish Journal of Zoology




In this research, which was carried out between August 1995 and July 1997 in an area that embraces Lakes Mogan and Eymir, Imrahor Valley and the Gölbaşı district of Ankara province, the seasonal larval and adult population dynamics, breeding habitat diversity and hibernation type of Culex theileri were studied and it was determined that 7 different habitat categories, such as marshes, lake shores, creek sides, pastures and animal footprints, can be breeding habitats for Cx. theileri and that it can be associated with 7 different mosquito species in these habitats. It was also established that larval and adult populations have seasonal fluctuations and that the hibernation period was spent by females in complete hibernation.


Culex theileri, population dynamics, breeding habitats, hibernation

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