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Table 1 Mosquito taxa recorded in the study area of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBR) in Romania during the sampling period in 2014 with the number of specimens collected, their respective overall proportion, information if the species was previously known from Romania and the DDBR, and three functional characteristics for each taxon

From: Pilot longitudinal mosquito surveillance study in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and the first reports of Anopheles algeriensis Theobald, 1903 and Aedes hungaricus Mihályi, 1955 for Romania

Taxa Specimens (percentage) Previously known for Romania and the DDBR Oviposition sites Overwintering stage No. of generations Source for functional classification
Coquilettidia richiardii (Ficalbi, 1889) 98276 (40.8552 %) yes water larvae univoltine [42]
Anopheles hyrcanus (Pallas, 1771) 82073 (34.1193 %) yes water females multivoltine [43]
Culex pipiens Linnaeus, 1758 (s.l.)/Cx. torrentium (Martini, 1925)a 18416 (7.6559 %) yes water females multivoltine [42]
Aedes caspius (Pallas, 1771) 13709 (5.6991 %) yes land eggs multivoltine [42]
Culex modestus Ficalbi, 1890 9534 (3.9635 %) yes water females multivoltine [43]
Anopheles maculipennis Meigen, 1818 (s.l.)b 9380 (3.8994 %) yes water females multivoltine [42]
Aedes vexans (Meigen, 1830) 7295 (3.0327 %) yes land eggs multivoltine [42]
Unidentified 1041 (0.4328 %) - - - - -
Anopheles algeriensis Theobald, 1903 697 (0.2898 %) no water larvae multivoltine [43]
Aedes sp. 71 (0.0295 %) - - - - -
Aedes detritus (Haliday, 1833) 31 (0.0129 %) yes land eggs multivoltine [42]
Culex sp. 10 (0.0042 %) - - - - -
Aedes flavescens (Müller, 1764) 5 (0.0021 %) yes land eggs univoltine [42]
Aedes hungaricus Mihályi, 1955 3 (0.0012 %) no land - - [14]
Aedes cinereus Meigen, 1818 2 (0.0008 %) yes land eggs multivoltine [42]
Culiseta annulata (Schrank, 1776) 1 (0.0004 %) yes water females multivoltine [42]
Uranotaenia unguiculata Edwards, 1913 1 (0.0004 %) yes water females multivoltine [43]
  1. aSelected specimens were identified as Culex pipiens Linnaeus, 1758 (s.l.) and Culex pipiens pipiens Linnaeus, 1758 by DNA-barcoding (Fig. 5), bselected specimens were identified as Anopheles messeae Falleroni, 1926 by DNA-barcoding (Fig. 5).