PMID: 7932596Jul 1, 1994Paper

Postirrigation breeding patterns of surface water mosquitoes in the Mahaweli Project, Sri Lanka, and comparisons with preceding developmental phases

Journal of Medical Entomology
F P Amerasinghe, N G Indrajith

Abstract

A 2-yr (1988-1989) survey of mosquitoes breeding in surface water was done in an area of the Mahaweli Project of Sri Lanka that underwent irrigation development and human settlement during the preceding 3 yr. In total, 78,649 immatures of 42 species were collected during the survey. Species of medical importance in the area were Anopheles annularis van der Wulp, An. culicifacies Giles, An. jamesii Theobald, An. nigerrimus Giles, An. subpictus Grassi, An. vagus Doenitz, An. varuna Iyengar, Mansonia annulifera (Theobald), Ma. uniformis (Theobald), Culex fuscocephala Theobald, Cx. gelidus Theobald, Cx. pseudovishnui Colless, Cx. tritaeniorhynchus Giles, and Cx. vishnui Theobald. These and other species used breeding habitats associated with irrigation development (i.e., canals, reservoirs, seepage pools, and rice fields) as well as natural habitats (i.e., rainwater pools, riverbed pools, streams, and marshes). Trends in the use of breeding habitats that were observed with the onset of irrigated rice cultivation in 1987, continued during the period under stable irrigation in 1988 and 1989. Mosquito species richness declined, but species equitability (as indexed by Shannon-Weaver diversity values) did not change. The overall study s...Continue Reading

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Sep 23, 2014·Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine·Sunil J Wimalawansa
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