Dutta P.,Regional Medical Research Center Region |
Khan S.A.,Regional Medical Research Center Region |
Khan A.M.,Regional Medical Research Center Region |
Sharma C.K.,Regional Medical Research Center Region |
Mahanta J.,Regional Medical Research Center Region
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association | Year: 2010
A mosquito faunistic survey conducted during 19992005 in 7 different states of the northeastern (NE) region of India revealed that the region is very rich in mosquito fauna, particularly of the genus Aedes. From the present survey and earlier published reports, a total of 48 species of Aedes and a related genus Verrallina were recorded. The state of Assam contributed the highest number of species compared to the other 6 states, namely Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. Larvae of 46 species were collected from 16 different habitats and for some species the habitats were species specific. The known dengue vectors, Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus, were recorded from all 7 states, although Ae. aegypti was not known earlier from Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura states. Aedes albotaeniatus was a new addition to the Aedes fauna of the region. © 2010 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.