Mosquito Biodiversity (Diptera: Culicidae) in Auroville, Puducherry

P, Visa Shalini (2020) Mosquito Biodiversity (Diptera: Culicidae) in Auroville, Puducherry. Technical Report. ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre.

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Studies undertaken with a view to prepare a check list of mosquitoes of Puducherry between 1995-97, had covered a small area of the Auroville. Three Aedine species and one species of genus Verrallina were recorded (Rajavel et al., 2004). Over two decades have elapsed, since these observations were documented. A lot of infrastructural developments, changes in the demography and land use including water control systems (water management) within the Auroville have taken place. Such alterations must have had an impact on the ecological balance within which mosquitoes find new opportunities to breed, expand their populations and transmit diseases. Such a scenario necessitated to undertake new surveys of the current fauna of mosquito species within Auroville. Description on these lines will enable to understand the mosquito biodiversity. Information on the prevalence, diversity and distribution of mosquitoes in Auroville, assumes significance in the context of emerging mosquito borne pathogens and choose from available vector control options. Therefore, a cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the prevailing status of mosquito diversity (species richness), abundance of different species of mosquitoes and most importantly to map the distribution of water bodies/habitats supporting mosquito larval breeding.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Biodiversity > Biodiversity (General)
Depositing User: Admin User
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2021 12:34
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 12:34

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