A Study of the Abundance of Some Adult Culicine Mosquitoes in Ten Villages of Chitwan District, Nepal

Authors

  • Vaijayanti Devi Neupane Central Department of Zoology
  • Ishan Gautam Natural History Museum
  • A. S. Tamrakar Central Department of Zoology
  • Shambhu Raj Shrestha Nobel College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v24i1.2283

Keywords:

Culex, JE Filariasis, Abundant, Resting habit, Chitwan.

Abstract

A study was carried out at 10 villages of Chitwan District of Nepal during August-September, 1997 to March- April, 1998. A total of 12 species among 1197 samples were collected. Culex quinquefasciatus, Cx. fuscocephala, Cx. tritaeniorhynchus, Cx. gelidus, Cx. thelieri were previously reported, vector of different mosquito born diseases were recorded. Cx. quinquefasciatus was the most abundant both in post monsoon (26.90%) and pre monsoon (18.7%). Highest resting density (Human) of 9.33 was recorded in Post Monsoon at 25.75º C in Champanagar. Indoor resting density (Cattle) was highest in Suryapur at 22º C in Post Monsoon. The highest outdoor density (0.22) was at 22.5º C in Kholesimal in Pre Monsoon. Resting habit of Cx. tritaeniorhynchus & Cx. mimulus was infinitive in Post Monsoon.  

Key Words:  Culex; JE Filariasis;  Abundant;  Resting habit; Chitwan.

 Journal of Natural History Museum Vol. 24, 2009,

Page: 103-113

 

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Author Biographies

Vaijayanti Devi Neupane, Central Department of Zoology

Professor, Central Department of Zoology T. U. Kirtipur

Ishan Gautam, Natural History Museum

Research Officer, Natural History Museum, T. U. Kirtipur

A. S. Tamrakar, Central Department of Zoology

Professor, Central Department of Zoology, T.U. Kirtipur

Shambhu Raj Shrestha, Nobel College

Assistant Professor, Nobel College, Kathmandu

Published

2009-10-09

How to Cite

Neupane, V. D., Gautam, I., Tamrakar, A. S., & Shrestha, S. R. (2009). A Study of the Abundance of Some Adult Culicine Mosquitoes in Ten Villages of Chitwan District, Nepal. Journal of Natural History Museum, 24(1), 103–112. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v24i1.2283

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