Nocturnal Prevalence of Anopheline Mosquitoes in Mymensingh District, East Pakistan1


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 56, Number 5, October 1963 , pp. 670-672(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Results of 16 nocturnal catches of anopheline mosquitoes made fortnightly from April 1, 1950 to November 30, 1950 are given. These catches have been compared with fortnightly diurnal catches during the same period. There is a great difference between diurnal and nocturnal catches made in the same locality and almost at the same time. Attention has been drawn to the definite peaks of nocturnal activity of some mosquito species. The vector of malaria A. philippinensis Ludlow has been found to he active between 12:30 to 5:80 AM. and has the peak of its activity Between 3 :30 and 4 :80 AM. The increase in its activity coincides with the decline in the activity of Culex spp.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1963

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