International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 4 2012           Pages:2167- 2172

Study on the Density of Mosquitoes in a Dry Area from Keela Arunachalapuram, Vilathikulam Taluk, Tamil Nadu, India

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Chandrasekar S Post-graduate & Research Department of Zoology, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi

Sundaravadivelan C Entomology Division, UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai

Sevarkodiyone SP Post-graduate & Research Department of Zoology, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi

Mariselvan M Post-graduate & Research Department of Zoology, St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai

Ramesh U Department of Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

ABSTRACT

Mosquitoes are pestiferous insects which are responsible for the transmission various dreadful diseases. Study on density of mosquitoes was carriedout from Keela Arunachalapuram, a dry area of Vilathikulam Taluk, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu, India. In the present study, eleven species of mosquitoes belong to four genera Aedes, Anopheles, Armigeres and Culex were recorded. Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles subpictus and Armigeres subalbatus were the most dominant species of mosquitoes recorded in all the regions of the study area.

Keywords:Mosquito species, Density, Cultivation periods, Pollutant water bodies, Rural areas, Preventions

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030099


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