International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Spatial Distribution and Physico-chemical characteristics of the Natural Breeding Habitats of Mosquito larvae in and around Dehradun, Uttarakhand


Iftikhar ul Haque, Sundar Singh, Gopal Chhetry

This study was planned to determine the physico-chemical characteristics of natural breeding habitats of mosquito larva having emphasis on distribution and abundance of potential mosquito vectors from March 2019 to February, 2020, covering all season in selected habitats viz., L-1 (Fresh water pond), L-2 (Swamp marshy area), L-3 (irrigation drain) and L-4(Grassy ditches) in and around Dehradun. A total of 10 species of Anopheles, three species each of Culex and Aedes were recorded. Various physico-chemical parameters viz., Temperature, pH, conductivity, turbidity, DO, TDS, Cl, NO3, PO4 and SO4 were estimated. It was observed that by altering various chemical and physical properties of breeding habitats it was possible to control the larvae survivability.
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Iftikhar ul Haque, Sundar Singh, Gopal Chhetry. Spatial Distribution and Physico-chemical characteristics of the Natural Breeding Habitats of Mosquito larvae in and around Dehradun, Uttarakhand. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 65-68
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