International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


ISSN: 2455-7269

Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Species composition of adult anopheles populations in malaria prone region of Kolayat Tehsil, District Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Author(s): Swami KK, Prabhakar V, Suman Devi, Virendra Kumar, Mahatma S, Srivastava M
Abstract: Background & Objective: The main objective of the study was to determine the abundance of vector mosquitoes varies with seasons. In this regard assessment of the composition, density and diversity of anopheline fauna in space and time can help to monitor the posibility of malaria in a region part from formulating the control strategies.
Method: The adult anopheles were collected over a period of two years by using aspirator as well as light traps torch while larval stages collected and rear in laboratories than identified as per using standard keys.
Result: A total of 1043 larval as well as adult specimens representing three Anopheline species viz: Anopheles stephensi, An. subpictus and An. culicifacies were observed from different breeding sites. The An. subpictus and An. stephensi were documented from all the studied area while An. culicifacies reported from two area. The density of An. stephensi and An. subpictus was dominant followed An. culicifacies. Low density were observed in all the studied area during summer month (March to June). Its peak value in month of Monsoon (August- September)
Conclusions: Result indicate that three anopheles species were involved in transmission of malaria in the region. An. culicifacies shows presence in the area is warning to workers of who are involved in malaria control programme.
Pages: 198-202  |  729 Views  235 Downloads
publish book online
library subscription
Journals List Click Here Research Journals Research Journals
Please use another browser.