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Studies on Prevalence and Seasonal Variations of Culex quinquefasciatus in Punjab

Jagbir Singh Kirti & Simarjit Kaur*

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
Abstract


Culex quinquefasciatus Say is a cosmopolitan in its existence and found throughout the world. It is a domestic mosquito often associated with unhygienic conditions and species breeds in stagnant water with high organic content. It frequently enters houses and other human dwellings and bites frequently humans in urban, semi- urban and village areas. An entomological survey was carried out to document prevalence and seasonal distribution of quinquefasciatus for the first time in the state of Punjab. The present species was prevalent during all seasons showing peaks in spring and winter. It is noticed that the minimum temperature was found to be correlated with PMHD (per man hour density) whereas other climatic parameters like temperature (maximum), humidity and rainfall were inversely correlated with PMHD. The results will help in implementing and designing effective vector control strategies.

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