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Title: Mosquitoes (Diptera : Culicidae) of Singapore : updated checklist and new records
Authors: Lam-Phua, Sai-Gek
Yeo, Huiqing
Lee, Ruth Mee-Lian
Chong, Chee-Seng
Png, Ah-Bah
Foo, Siew-Yoong
Liew, Christina
Ng, Lee-Ching
Tang, Choon-Siang
Rueda, Leopoldo M
Pecor, James E.
Harrison, Bruce A.
Keywords: Anopheles
Science::Biological sciences
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Lam-Phua, S.-G., Yeo, H., Lee, R. M.-L., Chong, C.-S., Png, A.-B., Foo, S.-Y., . . . Harrison, B. A. (2019). Mosquitoes (Diptera : Culicidae) of Singapore : updated checklist and new records. Journal of Medical Entomology, 56(1), 103-119. doi:10.1093/jme/tjy154
Journal: Journal of Medical Entomology
Abstract: Prior to 1965, Singapore was part of the Malaya (now Malaysia) and was usually not mentioned when mosquito records were reported for Malaya. Consequently, many species that occurred in Singapore were not listed in the world mosquito catalog, and the available checklist for Singapore since 1986 is incomplete, with some imprecise species information. In updating this checklist, we examined and verified mosquito specimens collected from Singapore in various depositories, including a thorough review of past taxonomic literature. Here, we report a checklist of 182 mosquito species, 33 new distribution records, and a consolidated status list of vectors for Singapore. As Singapore is a travel hub and hosts one of the busiest container ports in the world, there is a risk of introducing mosquito species and their associated pathogens of human disease to the country. Hence, the distribution records are important to increase our knowledge on mosquito ecology as well as to understand the risk of newly introduced vectors and their associated pathogens.
ISSN: 0022-2585
DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjy154
Schools: School of Biological Sciences 
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs licence (, which permits non-commercial reproduction and distribution of the work, in any medium, provided the original work is not altered or transformed in any way, and that the work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact
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