"International Journal of Mosquito Research"

Vol-1, Issue-2

Surveillance of mosquitoes in some selected parks and gardens of Dhaka city, Bangladesh

Kabirul Bashar, Faria Farhana Rain, Mahmuda Jesmin, Asaduzzaman

A yearlong (Jul-10 to June-11) intensive survey was conducted to document the diversity and density of different mosquito species, breeding habitats and their status at different park in Dhaka city. A total of 11 species of mosquito were identified from the six study areas. The recorded species were An. annularis, An. culicifacies, Ae. albopictus, Ae. aegypti, Ar. subalbatus, Cx. fuscocephala, Cx. quinquefasciatus, Cx. tritaeniorhynchus, Mn. annulifera, Mn. uniformis, Tx. splendidus. Aedes albopictus (38.18%) and Ar. subalbatus (37.47%) were the predominant mosquito species followed by Cx. quinquefasciatus. Others species were found in moderate percentage. Lowest density of Cx. fuscocephala (0.6%) was recorded among the collected mosquito species from the different study area. The highest percentages of mosquito were found in Botanical garden (28.68%) followed by Ramna park, Zia uddyan, Baldha garden, Suhrawardy uddyan, and Osmani uddyan (6.67%). Fifteen different larval habitats were found in the study areas. Majority of the mosquito species was found to breed in pond. High density of Ae. albopictus mosquito were found in all study areas, which is the secondary vector of dengue viruses. Principal dengue vector mosquito, Ae. aegypti were found only in Baldha garden. Ar. subalbatus was also a dominant mosquito species in the entire site.

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