Influential inflicts of monsoon and agricultural practices among the population density of mosquitoes in the agro-rural villages of Madurai
Author(s): K.S. Malar, R. Gopal and R. Selvaraj Pandian
Abstract: Proliferation of mosquitoes were greatly influenced by the monsoon rains and the irrigtion practices among the agrorural settlements of surrounding villages in the Samanar hills of Madurai. Nearly 31 species belonging to Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Armigeres and Mansonia were collected. Predominant abundance of Cx. quinquefasciatus Cx. tritaeniorhynchus, Anopheles hyrcanus groups, Ae. aegypti, Ae. albopictus and Ar. subalbatus were observed. On the other hand species abundance and diversity peaked during the monsoon rains and paddy cultivating months ranging from September 2006 to January 2007 than during the summer or winter months. Henceforth monsoon oriented agricultural practices enhances the proliferation of vector mosquito and their density.
Percentage of mosquito larvae collected in the study area (Village - A: Melakuilkudi, B: Kelakuilkudi, C: Vadivelkarai, D: Sambakudi & E: Pudukulum) during the different seasons of the study period (Sep 2006-Aug 2007)
How to cite this article:
K.S. Malar, R. Gopal, R. Selvaraj Pandian. Influential inflicts of monsoon and agricultural practices among the population density of mosquitoes in the agro-rural villages of Madurai. Int J Mosq Res 2015;2(1):42-46.