Breeding habitats of mosquito larvae in a paddy growing area in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Wan-Norafikah, Othman and Chen, Chee Dhang and Mohd-Amir, M.H. and Azahari, Abdul Hadi and Zainal Abidin, A.H. and Nazni, Wasi Ahmad and Mariam, M. and Mohd-Shahizan, J. and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd (2018) Breeding habitats of mosquito larvae in a paddy growing area in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 20 (2). pp. 404-408. ISSN 0972-3005

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Abstract

Surveillance of mosquito larvae was performed in a paddy growing area in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia to uncover different types of breeding receptacles for mosquito larvae and species composition that bred in those positive receptacles. Fifty (50) natural and artificial receptacles were positive with mosquito breeding. About 96.00% of these positive receptacles were found outdoor. All positive indoor and most positive outdoor receptacles were conquered by Aedes albopictus Skuse while the rest were occupied by Culex quinquefasciatus Say. Population dynamics of Ae. albopictus in the study site should be constantly monitored and controlled to avoid the dispersal of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya among local residents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breeding habitats; Malaysia; Mosquitoes; Paddy growing area
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 07:09
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 07:09
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/20393

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