Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies


Volume 3, Issue 4


Study of Relative Abundance of Different Mosquito Genera in Different Habitats at Peshawar

Author(s): Saboor Naeem, Sajjad Ahmad, Kamran Sohail, Syed Fahad Shah, Kaukab Naeem

Abstract: To study the relative abundance of different mosquitoes Genera (Culex, Aedes and Anopheles) in different habitats the present research work was carried out in Entomology Research Laboratory of The University of Agriculture Peshawar, during the year 2013. Different habitats like Sewage Water, Water Channels, Ponds, Container Water and Tyres were surveyed from 2nd week of June to 4th week of August for the presence of mosquitoes larvae. Results showed that Genus Culex has highest larval population/225cm3 in sewage water as compared to water channels, ponds and container water while no larvae of Culex were recorded in tyres. Genus Anopheles has highest larval population/225cm3 in ponds water as compared to water channels and container water while no larvae of Anopheles were also recorded from sewage and tyres water. Larvae of Genus Aedes were found abundantly in tyres only. In all the habitats examined maximum numbers of larvae were observed during the 4th week of July. The present study recommends that mosquito habitats like container and tyres water in houses and other public places should be eliminated to avoid diseases like Malaria and Dengue which are transmitted through these insects.


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