Population Dynamics of Different Mosquito Species at Lahore College For Women University Campus, Lahore  

Farkhanda Manzoor , Aniqa Nasir , Sabiha Fazal
Department of Zoology, Lahore College For Women University, Lahore, Pakistan
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Journal of Mosquito Research, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 12   doi: 10.5376/jmr.2013.03.0012
Received: 19 May, 2013    Accepted: 03 Jun., 2013    Published: 30 Jul., 2013
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Farkhanda Manzoor et al., 2013, Population Dynamics of Different Mosquito Species at Lahore College For Women University Campus, Lahore, Journal of Mosquito Research, Vol.3, No.11 82-88 (doi: 10.5376/jmr.2013.03.0011)

Abstract

The present study was conducted to investigate and identify the different species of mosquitoes found at LCWU campus and to demonstrate the population dynamics and seasonal fluctuations in the breeding peaks of mosquitoes. The species captured were Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, Anopheles stephensi and Anopheles subpictus. These species were found at the suitable breeding sites of LCWU where the seeping, drainage and dampness were present. Bamboo traps were used for capturing the larvae of different mosquitoes. Their population dynamics was strongly related to seasonal temperature. The highest density of Aedes sp. was found in the month of April and lowest was found in the months of December and January, the highest density of Culex sp. was found also in the month of April and lowest was found in December and January and the highest density of Anopheles spp. was found in the month of February and lowest was found in the months of December and January. The abundance was co-related with the seasonal temperature which shows the positive co-relation with Aedes and Culex sp. and negative co-relation with Anopheles spp.

Keywords
Mosquito; Aedes aegypti; Culex quinquefasciatus; Anopheles stephensi; Anopheles subpictus; Population dynamics; Bamboo traps
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