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1 December 2009 Bionomics of Anopheles spp. (Diptera: Culicidae) in a Malaria Endemic Region of Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia
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A 15-month bionomic study of Anopheles species was conducted in two ecologically distinct villages (coastal and upland) of Sukabumi District, West Java, Indonesia from June 2006 to September 2007. Mosquitoes were captured using human-landing collections at both sites. During the study, a total of 17,100 Anopheles mosquitoes comprising 13 Anopheles species were caught: 9,151 at the coastal site and 7,949 at the upland site. Anopheles barbirostris, Anopheles maculatus, and Anopheles vagus were the predominant species caught at the coastal site, and Anopheles aconitus, Anopheles barbirostris, and An. maculatus predominated in the upland site. Overall, species were exophagic at both sites, but there was variation between species. Anopheles aconitus was endophagic at the coastal site, exophagic at the upland site, collected most often in April 2007 and had a peak landing time between 22:00 and 23:00. Anopheles sundaicus was only collected at the coastal site, exophagic, collected most often in October 2006, and had a peak landing time between 19:00 and 20:00. Potential malaria vector species such An. aconitus, An. maculatus, and An. sundaicus were present throughout the year. None of the 7,770 Anopheles tested using CSP-ELISA were positive for malaria, although the risk for malaria outbreaks in Sukabumi district remains high.

Craig A. Stoops, Saptoro Rusmiarto, Dwiko Susapto, Amurl Munif, Heri Andris, Kathryn A. Barbara, and Supratman Sukowati "Bionomics of Anopheles spp. (Diptera: Culicidae) in a Malaria Endemic Region of Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia," Journal of Vector Ecology 34(2), 200-207, (1 December 2009).
Received: 29 March 2009; Accepted: 1 June 2009; Published: 1 December 2009

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