The individual time budgets for each of the three species studied, Anopheles stephensi (Table 2), Aedes albopictus (Table 3) and Culex pipiens (Table 4) showed significant differences in the mean time spent in some behavioural states but not in others.
It was further assumed that aedes albopictus mosquitoes had a flight range of one kilometer (27) and that, because of the random mixing assumption of the model, the populations [N.sub.h] and [N.sub.v] represented population densities per sq.
More than a billion people may be exposed to the danger of being bitten by the two most common disease-carrying mosquitoes -- Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus -- by the end of this century because of global warming.
Aedes albopictus has been reported as a vector of dengue in American countries such as Brazil (de Figueiredo et al., 2010) and Mexico (Ibanez-Bernal et al., 1997), and showed to be a competent vector of chikungunya (Vazeille et al., 2007).
Aedes albopictus Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae) is currently considered to be one of the most invasive human disease vectors globally, and has expanded its habitat from Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean islands to eastern Asia, northeast Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas (Benedict et al.
Por este motivo resulta de interes compartir con los lectores de la revista MedUNAB la experiencia de la primera evidencia de Aedes albopictus en el departamento del Putumayo y mostrar como a traves de la vigilancia entomologica liderada por el Laboratorio de Salud Publica y con el apoyo de auxiliares del Programa de Enfermedades Transmitidas por vectores (ETV), de la Secretaria de Salud del departamento del Putumayo y del Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS) se determino la especie.