Single and co-breeding of different mosquito species in fogging-free and dengue risk areas in west 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) Single and co-breeding of different mosquito species in fogging-free and dengue risk areas in west Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 35 (3). pp. 826-838. ISSN 0127-5720,

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Ovitrap surveillance was carried out in fifteen localities encompassing fogging-free and dengue risk areas in West Malaysia to determine on the dispersal and prevalence of single and co-breeding of mosquito larvae particularly Aedes. Ovitraps were sited randomly indoors and outdoors within human settlements in all study areas. All the localities exhibited positive ovitraps with single breeding of Ae. albopictus that ranged between 64.29% and 100.00%. These findings indicated Ae. albopictus as the predominant container-breeding species in all study areas. The co-breeding of Ae. aegypti with Ae. albopictus larvae (34 ovitraps), Ae. albopictus with Culex quinquefasciatus larvae (32 ovitraps) as well as Cx. quinquefasciatus with Armigeres subalbatus larvae (1 ovitrap) were also detected in certain study localities. Interestingly, co-breeding of Ae. albopictus with Ar. subalbatus larvae as well as Ae. albopictus with Uranotaenia sp. larvae in Malaysia is reported for the first time in the present study. Better understanding of the co-breeding scenario involving different species of mosquito larvae is needed to ensure the efficacy of vector control actions to be conducted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Single; co-breeding; mosquito species; fogging-free; dengue risk areas; west Malaysia
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 06:55
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 06:55

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