Prevalence of Culex, Aedes, Anopheles and Armigeres mosquitoes at selected localities of district Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Author(s): Wajiha, Rabia Afridi, Humera Afridi and Kausar Saeed
Abstract: A survey from April to December 2016 regarding prevalence, relative abundance and preferred breeding habitats of mosquito species was conducted in three union councils (Pajaggi, Dag and Larama) of District Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A total of 4086 adults mosquitoes (1806 male and 2280 female) were identified, comprising 11 species belonging to four genera; Culex, Aedes, Anopheles and Armigeres. Among all species Cx. quinquefasciatus, Cx. tritaeniorhynchus, Cx. vishnui, Ae. albopictus and Ar. subalbatus were identified as dominant. The maximum mosquito population was recorded in Pajaggi union council (1549/4086) followed by Dag (1473/4086) and Larama union councils (1064/4086) respectively. In September and October highest mosquitoes density (966/4086 and 864/4086) was recorded while lowest in June (179/4086) and December (212/4086) respectively. Catch basins were the most preferred breeding site from which 4 species comprising 1299/4086 mosquitoes were collected.
Total number of males and females mosquitoes collected during the survey
How to cite this article:
Wajiha, Rabia Afridi, Humera Afridi, Kausar Saeed. Prevalence of Culex, Aedes, Anopheles and Armigeres mosquitoes at selected localities of district Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Int J Mosq Res 2017;4(2):128-134.