Productivity and efficiency of Aedes aegypti (L) immature in breeding sites
Jasmine P, Robin Perinba Smith V
Selection of breeding sites can influence the biological features of the mosquito and enhance the implementation of the dengue vector control. The major objective of this study was to evaluate the larval and pupal productivity and efficiency of Aedes aegyptis’ breeding sites. Community development blocks (n=9) of the Kanyakumari district were selected as the main sampling site. In the present study 16 water- holding containers were analyzed among them the most efficient breeding sites are tyres (Le: 6.72), followed by plastic sheets and bags (Le: 6.04), and the coconut shells (Le: 5.93).