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1 March 2008 Mosquito Records from a Hot and Dry Climatic Area Experiencing Frequent Outbreaks of Japanese Encephalitis, Bellary District, Karnataka, India
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Mosquito species occurring in Bellary district, Karnataka, India were surveyed for Japanese encephalitis (JE) and West Nile virus (WNV) from 2001 to 2003. A total of 37 mosquito species in 6 genera were recovered from larval and adult habitats. Aedes, Anopheles and Culex were represented by 11 species each, Mansonia by 2 species, and Armigeres and Lutzia by a single species. A total of 68,506 mosquitoes belonging to 20 species were collected at dusk. Most (74.6%) were Cx. tritaeniorhynchus and occurred in 2 peaks of abundance in February (304 per man hour density [PMHD]) and October (465 PMHD). The mosquito fauna of Bellary district is not diverse, possibly because of the hot and dry climatic conditions in the area.

P. C. Kanojia and A. V. Jamgaonkar "Mosquito Records from a Hot and Dry Climatic Area Experiencing Frequent Outbreaks of Japanese Encephalitis, Bellary District, Karnataka, India," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24(1), 6-10, (1 March 2008). https://doi.org/10.2987/5561.1
Published: 1 March 2008
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