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South Asian Journal of Life Sciences

Research Article
S. Asian J. Life Sci. 6(1): 7-13
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Si Thu Aung, Soe Soe Wai, Lat Lat Htun, Saw Bawm*

Department of Pharmacology and Parasitology, University of Veterinary Science, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 15013, Myanmar.

Abstract | Mosquitoes are well known as annoying pests and as carriers of disease-causing agents to humans and animals. The entomological study was performed in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory, Myanmar between March 2016 and February 2017. Mosquitoes were collected in three distinct seasons: summer, rainy and winter by using the terminator photocatalysis mosquito trap. Altogether 1224 female mosquitoes belonging to 7 species of 4 genera were observed. Among the collected mosquitoes, Culex quinquefasciatus (75%) showed the highest abundance followed by Armigeres subalbatus (17%), Culex tritaeniorhynchus (3.1%), Aedes aegypti (3%), Aedes albopictus (1.1%), Anopheles spps (0.6%) and Aedes vexans (0.2%) which is accounted for 100% of all mosquitoes collected. The abundance of mosquitoes was numerically highest both in rainy season and in Pyinmana Township. Maximum number of species were found in Pyinmana (n = 485), followed by Lewe (n = 391) and Tatkon (n = 348).It was found that the abundance of mosquitoes was mathematically highest in July throughout the study period.

Keywords | Mosquitoes, Morphological identification, Seasonal distribution, Myanmar