Document Type : Short Communication


1 Department of Medical Entomology, School of Public Health, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

2 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran


Mosquitoes are involved in the transmission of a wide range of diseases and among them, Culiseta longiareolata, acts as a vector of avian malaria, tularemia and several arboviruses like West Nile fever. The current study was conducted to determine the susceptibility of C. longiareolata against deltamethrin 0.05% (pyrethroids), fenitrothion 1.00% (organophosphate) and bendiocarb 0.10% (carbamate). Mosquitoes were collected from different parts of Urmia county, the capital of West Azerbaijan. In the current study, 443 empty 3 - 5 days old adult female C. longiareolata were used for susceptibility tests. The susceptibility status of C. longiareolata was determined using WHO’s recommended procedure. The results - indicated higher mortality rates of Culiseta longiareolata against studied insecticides. Culiseta longiareolata, was resistant to all studied insecticides (deltamethrin, mortality rate: 62.50%, fenitrothion, mortality rate: 35.96% and bendiocarb, mortality rate: 20.16%). The current study represents the first report of susceptibility status of C. longiareolata to fenitrothion and bendicarb in Iran. Considering the climatic diversity and geographical conditions of northwestern Iran, reports of resistance of other mosquitoes’ of this region, the susceptibility status of medically and veterinary important mosquitoes should be given serious attention.


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