Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part A (2017)
Mosquitoes fauna from Babel Khel district Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Author(s): Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Pervaiz, Sehrish Khudadad, Baharullah Khattak and Nisar Ahmad
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to investigate mosquito fauna in Babel Khel District Karak Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The survey was conducted from March 2013 to February 2016. Mosquitoes were collected from different temporary and permanent breeding sites such damp soil, standing water bodies and tires fill of automobiles. The collection was carried out regularly from the three selected sites of the study area like Upper Babel Khel, Central Babel and Lowe Babel Khel respectively. A total of 4344 specimens of mosquitoes were recorded which belongs to 1 Class Insecta, one Order Diptera, One family Culcidae, 3 Genus Culex, Anopheles, Aedes and 6 species respectively. The recorded species were Culex quinquefasciatus, C. mimeticus, Anopheles maculates, A. stephensi, A. annularis and Aedes shortii respectively. In the current study maximum collection was carried out from central Babel Khel.
How to cite this article:
Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Pervaiz, Sehrish Khudadad, Baharullah Khattak and Nisar Ahmad. Mosquitoes fauna from Babel Khel district Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. 2017; 4(3): 44-46.