Title

Larval mosquito fauna (Diptera: Culicidae) of Salikneta Farm, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Biology

Document Type

Article

Source Title

Philippine Journal of Science

Volume

144

Issue

1

First Page

51

Last Page

60

Publication Date

6-1-2015

Abstract

A survey of the mosquito fauna occurring in Salikneta Farm, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines was conducted with the primary aim of providing baseline data that may help in coming up with strategies for short-term and long-term vector control. Six species were identified by examination of larval morphology and chaetotaxy, and are reported herein. 340 (62.27%) Culex quinquefasciatus, 50 (9.16%) Cx. mimeticus, 28 (5.13%) Cx. vishnui, 8 (1.47%) Cx. tritaeniorhynchus, 111 (20.33%) Aedes aegypti, and 9 (1.65%) Anopheles tessellatus comprised the 546 third and fourth instar mosquito larvae collected from improvised ovitraps placed in five selected sites in the farm. With the exception of Cx. mimeticus, the species identified in the farm are recognized as medically important taxa with the potential to transmit agents of arboviral and/or parasitic diseases. These findings imply the importance of proper and sustainable vector control measures in Salikneta Farm where human activities and habitation have been gradually increasing as a consequence of ongoing development. © 2015, Science and Technology Information Institute. All rights reserved.

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Disciplines

Biology

Keywords

Aedes; Anopheles; Culex; Mosquitoes—Larvae—Morphology

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