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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2017)

Monitoring of mosquito fauna (Insecta: Diptera) from Chokara district Karak Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Author(s): Khalid Usman, Ayesha Siddique, Yumna Sadef, Hameed Ur Rehman, Asif Junaid, Saadullah Khattak, Mansoor Zaman, Faiqa Falak Naz, Rafiq Ahmad, Ikram Ali, Waqar Ahmad and Ihtisham Ul Haq
Abstract: A study on mosquito fauna of the Chokara area of District Karakwas carried out for the period of 3 years from January 2013 to January 2016. Mature and immature (malefemales) mosquito fauna was collected from the selected zone of the study. A total number of 3479 mosquitoes belonging to 8 species of 3 genera were identified by keys and available literature. The dominant Genus was Culex and Anopheles with having 37.5% each and was followed by the one important vector Aedes with (25%). The species collected and identified were Culex quinquefasciatus, C. mimeticus, C. theileri, Anophelesmaculates, A. stephens, A. annularis, Aedesalbopictus and A. shortii. From the current survey, it can be concluded that this zone (Chokara) of the District inhabits variety fauna of mosquito. Proper controlling steps should be taken to stop further growth of mosquito’s population otherwise it may be very harmful in the disease spreading like Malaria and Dengue fever.
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How to cite this article:
Khalid Usman, Ayesha Siddique, Yumna Sadef, Hameed Ur Rehman, Asif Junaid, Saadullah Khattak, Mansoor Zaman, Faiqa Falak Naz, Rafiq Ahmad, Ikram Ali, Waqar Ahmad and Ihtisham Ul Haq. Monitoring of mosquito fauna (Insecta: Diptera) from Chokara district Karak Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. 2017; 4(4): 29-31.
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