Mosquito Larval Surveillance in a Rice Field in Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia

Wan-Norafikah, Othman and Chen, Chee Dhang and Mohd-Amir, Mohd Hanafie and Azahari, Abdul Hadi and Zainal-Abidin, Abu Hasan and Nazni, Wasi Ahmad and Mariam, Mariam and Mohd-Shahizan, Jamil and Sofian-Azirun, Mohd (2017) Mosquito Larval Surveillance in a Rice Field in Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (2). pp. 1480-1483. ISSN 1936-6612

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1166/asl.2017.8397

Abstract

Mosquito larval surveillance was carried out in a rice field in Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia to determine the diversity of breeding habitats of mosquito larvae and species composition of those mosquito larvae that bred in positive habitats within the study area. From 215 potential mosquito breeding habitats inspected, 93.90% outdoor containers and 6.10% indoor containers were positive with mosquito breeding. Artificial containers (71.95%) were favorable breeding habitats of mosquito larvae compared to natural containers (28.05%). Only Aedes albopictus Skuse (80.80%) and Culex quinquefasciatus Say (19.20%) larvae were collected from all positive breeding habitats. This result shows that Ae. albopictus is a predominant outdoor breeder in the study area and could also invade indoors. It is crucial to identify the mosquito species available in the study area and their habitats to ensure the effectiveness of vector control strategies conducted so that the transmission of any mosquito-borne diseases could be avoided or lessened.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Larval Samplings; Malaysia; Mosquitoes; Rice Growing Area
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 06:28
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22816

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