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Original Article
Culicoides Latr, 1809 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Species in the Niğde Province
1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey  
2 Niğde Üniversitesi, Bor Meslek Yüksek Okulu, Niğde, Ankara Üniversitesi,Veteriner Fakültesi  
3 Ankara University Veterinary School, Department of Parasitology, Ankara  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2006; 30: 121-124

Key Words: Culicoides, Niğde, Turkey
Abstract

This study was carried out in order to detect Culicoides species in the Niğde province (Tepe and Mezbaha) from June 2001-October 2001. Light traps were used for the collection of Culicoides specimens. The Culicoides specimens were cleared in phenol alcohol and they were mounted on slides. In this study a total of 593 Culicoides specimens composed of 548 females and 45 males were collected and 12 species (Culicoides punctatus, C. circumscriptus, C. festivipennis, C. gejgelensis, C. longipennis, C. maritimus, C. picturatus, C. puncticollis, C. nubeculosus, C. odiatus, C. pumilus and C. subneglectus), were identified. 

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