"International Journal of Mosquito Research"

Vol-1, Issue-4

Scanning electron microscopic (Sem) studies on fourth instar larva and pupa of Anopheles (Cellia) stephensi Liston (Anophelinae: Culicidae)

Authors:Jagbir Singh Kirti and Shipali

Anopheles (Cellia) stephensi Liston is a major vector species of malaria in Indian subcontinent. Taxonomists have worked on its various morphological aspects and immature stages to explore additional and new taxonomic attributes. Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) studies have been conducted on the fourth instar larva and pupa of An. stephensi to find additional taxonomic features for the first time from Punjab state.

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