Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2018)
New records of Culex (Culex) pipiens Linn. from Manipur India
Author(s): Bhubaneshwari Devi Moirangthem and Dhananjoy Chingangbam Singh
Abstract: The studies on diversity of the mosquito is very urgent as they are quickly adapting to the changing environment and becoming deadlier than before. The diversity studies of mosquitos from Manipur is very scanty, but their impacts on the inhabitants are enormous. For preparing a shield against them a precise identification of each species is a much. For this purpose, larvae from domestic sewage drains and common water canals were procured/caught and reared in the laboratory till adults emerged and identification of the larvae and adults were done using appropriate keys. The present study reports the occurrence of Culex (Culex) pipiens Linn. in Manipur. Culex (Culex) quinquefasciatus which is a symapatric to pipiens had been reported but not the pipiens. In future the procurement of the two species and differentiation through cytotaxonomy, molecular and whole life cycle studies would be a decisive one for ascertaining the true identities and existence of the species Culex (Culex) pipiens. The diversity of the mosquitoes from the state is encouraging with the present studies and more exploration will be positive in finding more new records and prepare some strategies to counteract against them to protect ourselves.
How to cite this article:
Bhubaneshwari Devi Moirangthem, Dhananjoy Chingangbam Singh. New records of Culex (Culex) pipiens Linn. from Manipur India. Int J Mosq Res 2018;5(2):52-55.