Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)
Seasonal fluctuations of Aedes aegypti (Diptera; Culicidae) in some areas of Udaipur city, Rajasthan
Author(s): Asha Ram Meena, Vijay Kumar Koli
Abstract: Surveys on the seasonal fluctuation of Aedes aegypti were under taken in some areas of Udaipur during April 2016 to March 2017. The Aedes aegypti population was present to be prevalent in all the sites in Udaipur. Water containers, tires, tin cans, bucket, flower pots were found to be the preferred breeding habitats of Aedes mosquitoes in the city. The adult mosquitoes rest in cool shaded place such as under furniture, laundry areas and cupboards. Out of 6722 houses surveyed 156 houses and 139 containers were reported positive for Aedes aegypti. The house container index and breteau index were increased during the post – monsoon season. The containers indices was very high (8.2%) in the Rampura area in September 2016. The container index in the areas of the Pratap Nagar and Tekri were recorded to be high during the same duration. The house index for Aedes aegypti ranged from 0.5 to 10.0, 0.5 to 9.6 and 0.4 to 10.5 in the Pratap Nagar, Tekri and Rampura respectively.
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