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        Abstract - Issue Mar 2013, 34 (2)                                                                                                             Back



nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Survey of new mosquito species of Meghalaya, India

 

S.A. Khan*,? P. Dutta, J. Borah and J. Mahanta

Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), N. E. Region, Dibrugarh-786 001, India

*Corresponding Author email : sirajkhanicmr@gmail.com

 

 

  Publication Data

Paper received:

21 December 2010

 

Revised received:

10 April 2011

 

Re-revised received:

10 November 2011

 

Accepted:

17 March 2012

 

Abstract

A study on mosquitoes in parts of Meghalaya revealed the presence of 64 species of mosquitoes under 10 genera. In monsoon (June to October) and post-monsoon (November to May) survey, 42 and 48 species of mosquitoes were detected, respectivily. Higher species diversity was found at lower elevations (up to 1050 m). Anopheles peditaeniatus, An. sinensis, Aedes vexans, Ae. nigrostriatus, Ae. annandalei, Culex. fuscocephala, Cx. pseudovishnui, Cx. murrelli, Cx. brevipalpis, Coquillettidia novochracea, Lutzia halifaxii, Malaya genurostris, Ml. jacobsoni, Tripteroides aranoides, Toxorhynchites minimus, Uranotaenia campestris, Ur. edwardsi and Ur. testaceae which were never reported earlier from Meghalaya state were detected in the present study and the findings were discussed with previously published reports from the state.?

 

Key words

Mosquito, Japanese encephalitis, Malaria, Meghalaya

 

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