Mosquito abundance generally declined over the years, with culicines
remaining dominant throughout the study period (Table 1).
Effects of organic enrichment on temporal distribution and abundance of culicine
fluviatilis, other anophelines, culicines
and total mosquitoes had come down to 0.
In contrast to most insect groups, the chromosome number of culicine
mosquitoes, consisting of approximately 2500 species, is essentially invariant (2N = 6) (Rai et al.
tritaenorhynchus, possible vector of Japanese encephalitis (Barnett, 1976) and also vector of West Nile Virus in Pakistan and India (Pieris and Amerasinghe, 1994) was observed to be the second most abundant culicine
Collected mosquitoes were identified morphologically using the keys of Edwards (26) for culicines
, and Gillies & Coetzee (27) for anophelines.
Handbook to the Afrotropical toxorhynchytine and culicine
mosquitoes excepting Aedes and Culex.
Dengue is an acute contagious disease, sourced by single stranded RNA virus, imparted generally by bites of Culicine
mosquitoes of genus Aedes, principally, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Pontes et al.
Until 1961, 16 Culicine
species were known from this district (9).
Transmission cycles for these viruses have been little studied, but most isolates have been from culicine
and anopheline mosquitoes, and mammals are considered the primary amplifying hosts.
israelensis to larvae of some culicine
mosquitoes in the laboratory.
Ammonium sulphate fertiliser increases larval populations of Anopheles arabiensis and culicine
mosquitoes in rice fields.