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1 June 2012 Species Diversity of Mosquito Breeding in Rubber Plantations of Kerala, India
P.K. Sumodan
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During south-west monsoon season, rubber plantations in Kerala have been found to provide ideal conditions for the proliferation of mosquitoes. In a study conducted from June 2005 to September 2010 in Kannur, Wayanad, and Kozhikode districts, 12 species of mosquitoes in 6 genera—Aedes, Armigeres, Culex, Heizmannia, Toxorhynchites, and Verrallina—were found to breed in rain water-filled cups used for collecting rubber latex. The only vector species found was Aedes albopictus, known for its ability to transmit dengue and chikungunya. The combinations of species found associated in the latex cups is also presented.

P.K. Sumodan "Species Diversity of Mosquito Breeding in Rubber Plantations of Kerala, India," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28(2), 114-115, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.2987/11-6208R.1
Published: 1 June 2012
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