Studies of Filariasis in Keban Agung and Gunung Agung Villages in South Bengkulu, Sumatera, Indonesia I: the Mosquito Fauna with Reference to Seasonal Studies of Two Anopheles and Culex Tritaeniorhynchus

M., Sudomo • Suwarto, Suwarto • Liat, Lim Boo
Journal article Indonesian Bulletin of Health Research • March 1983 Indonesia

Abstract

A large number of reports on mosquitoes of Sumatera and neighbouring islands reveal that 198 species have thus far been discovered (Brug & Haga, 1923; Brug, 1931; Brug & Edwards, 1931; Swellengrebel & Rodenwaldt, 1932; Brug, Bonne-Wepster, 1947; Bonne-Wepster & Swellengrebel, 1953; Bonne-Wepster, 1954; Waktoedi, 1954; Reid, 1968; Lien et al., 1975). All these report were based on short-term surveys, and most were from South Sumatera. Longitudinal studies of mosquito vectors of malayan filariasis during this study for a 24-month period in two villages were carried out. All mosquito species were collecĀ­ted, identified and recorded. The present paper presents the mosquito fauna in the study areas, and discusses (1) the seasonal variations of Culex tritaeniorhynchus, Anopheles peditaenia-tus, and An. Nigerrimus, and (2) the parous rate of two Anopheles species.

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