Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part A (2019)
Container breeding preference of Aedes albopictus in urban environment
Author(s): Asha Ram Meena and Narayan Lal Choudhary
Abstract: The comparative profusion of the aquatic level of mosquitoes in an urban area was surveyed using for different container habitats. The seasonal entomological survey was carried out at urban and peri-urban area to observe larval breeding sites, Aedes albopictus was the main species in the container breeding habitats. Larval collections were conducted from April 2018 to March 2019 as one in all the wet containers in and around houses of the study areas. Overall 1053 wet containers were searched in three seasons, out of which 65(6.17%) respectively, were reported, positive for Aedes albopictus breeding juvenile stage of Aedes albopictus were found in pre-monsoon, monsoon and post monsoon seasons as 2.06%, 6.87% and 6.08% respectively, in wet containers in Udaipur district. Aedes albopictus were mostly inspected in urban and peri-urban areas. Discarded tires (86.15%) were the most preferred microhabitat for Aedes breeding followed by metal pots (4.6%) and mud pots (3.07%). Increased urbanization in this area has resulted in developed of non- biodegradable containers with producing breeding habitat for Aedes albopictus.
Seasonal distribution of number of wet containers and number of containers with larvae
How to cite this article:
Asha Ram Meena and Narayan Lal Choudhary. Container breeding preference of Aedes albopictus in urban environment. International Journal of Mosquito Research. 2019; 6(5): 44-47.