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Species diversity, relative abundance, prevalence and breeding of mosquitoes in temporary and semi-permanent site at University of Peshawar and Islamia College University Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Asif Jan, Humerah Jan, Farzana Jan

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 4), 127-133, October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.4.127-133


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Species diversity, relative abundance, prevalence and breeding of mosquitoes were surveyed in different department of Islamia College University and University of Peshawar, Pakistan and was carried out from mid of january to june 2019.Four (4) bamboo traps were taken from Zoology department of islamia college university, Peshawar (ICUP). The dry bamboo sticks were cut in pieces and were filled water and dry small leaves for the sake of nourishment of the young mosquitoes. After a week, bamboos were brought to lab and emptied in plastic cans. Raw water was also collected in plastic cans containing larvae and pupal stages of mosquitoes. All cans were covered with net cloth. A hole was made in the net cloth and was closed with cotton swab. Adult mosquitoes were then collected from these cans with the help of manual aspirator. By immersing the aspirator in the cans through hole where cotton swab was placed. Collected adults were then transferred to a flask. Mosquitoes were killed using chloroform. Cotton swab was immersed in the flask and then all adults were preserved in air tight glass tubes. Silica gel was added to all glass tubes which act as a preservative by absorbing the moisture. Specimens were segregated sex wise then females were studied primarily and then males.Out of 194 adults mosquitoes (110 male and  83 female) were identified, in which  5 species were  of following four genera; Culex, Aedes, Anopheles and Culiseta.We concluded that species belonging to genera Culex are abundant compared to Anopheles and Culiseta.


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