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Article Number - 56B8374765


Vol.1(1), pp. 5-8 , July 2009

ISSN: 2141-2510



Full Length Research Paper

Relative abundance of adult female anopheline mosquitoes in Ugah, Nasarawa state, Nigeria


Ayanda, Opeyemi Isaac




Department of Biological Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria


Email: ayandaisaac@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 15 June 2009  Published: 31 July 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


A study on the relative abundance of malaria vectors was investigated in Ugah, Nasarawa state, Nigeria
between January and December 2004. A total of 2,276 mosquitoes were collected. The mosquitoes
comprise three species - Anopheles gambiae sl, Anopheles funestus and Anopheles ardensis. Of the
anophelines, Anopheles gambiae sl is the most abundant that is, 1087(47.76%) followed by Anopheles
funestus and Anopheles ardensis with abundances of 863(37.92%) and 326(14.32%) respectively.
Female anophelines were 1,670(73.37%). There was a significant difference in the relative abundance of
mosquitoes with respect to season (P < 0.05). A number of factors (awareness, culture, proximity to
water bodies) appear to be responsible for the abundance of the mosquitoes. The result suggests that
concerted efforts should be made by stakeholders at reducing the abundance of malaria vectors in the
rural areas in order to prevent outbreak.
Key words: Relative abundance, mosquitoes, Anopheles gambiae sl, Anopheles funestus, Anopheles
ardensis.


APA (2009). Relative abundance of adult female anopheline mosquitoes in Ugah, Nasarawa state, Nigeria. Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology, 1(1), 5-8.
Chicago Ayanda, Opeyemi Isaac. "Relative abundance of adult female anopheline mosquitoes in Ugah, Nasarawa state, Nigeria." Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology 1, no. 1 (2009): 5-8.
MLA Ayanda, Opeyemi Isaac. "Relative abundance of adult female anopheline mosquitoes in Ugah, Nasarawa state, Nigeria." Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology 1.1 (2009): 5-8.
   
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