Diego Parrondo Montón
ECOVET – IM / SUPSI
My work in the Vector Ecology sector (ECOVET-IM / SUPSI) is very diverse. We conduct scientific research studies on mosquitoes (mostly invasive, such as Ae. albopictus, Ae. japonicus and Ae.koreicus). We also coordinate entomological surveillance and control of invasive mosquitoes in the country.
In addition, I carry out teaching and academic works and participated in entomological projects covering other vectors such as sandflies, blackflies etc.
Understanding the problem, through scientific study, and having the operational and management capacity to implement IVM (Integrated vector management) allows us to solve serious problems that threaten public health and the welfare of citizens
My favourite mosquito species is the Asian bush mosquito, Aedes japonicus, because they like to be in the woods and the colour of their thoraxes are like an artwork.