oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Preliminary studies on the overwintering stages of Culex mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the highveld region of South Africa

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A preliminary study was made of the four main Culex species which occur near Johannesburg in the highveld region of South Africa to determine in which developmental stage they overwinter. This was undertaken because some of these species are vectors or potential vectors of Sindbis and West Nile viruses and might constitute an overwintering mechanism for the viruses.

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