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Mosquito fauna and breeding habitats of anophelines in Little Andaman Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

Authors
  • Das, M K
  • Nagpal, B N
  • Ansari, M A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of malariology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
39
Issue
3-4
Pages
83–95
Identifiers
PMID: 14686116
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A total of 37 species of mosquitoes belonging to nine genera--Anopheles, Aedes, Armigeres, Culex, Harpagomyia, Mansonia, Orthopodomyia, Toxorhynchites and Uranotaenia were collected from Little Andaman Island. Mosquitoes of nine Anopheles group of species--An. barbirostris, An. barbumbrosus, An. balabacensis, An. insulaeflorum, An. kochi, An. philippinensis, An. roperi, An. sundaicus and An. vagus were recorded. An. philippinensis was found to be the most predominant species. Species-specific breeding preference and association in various types of acquatic habitats have been reported. This is the first record of mosquito fauna of Little Andaman Island.

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