Ecological distribution of mosquito larvae of the Anopheles punctulatus group on Niolam (Lihir) Island, Papua New Guinea

Ebsworth, Peter, Bryan, Joan H. and Foley, Desmond H. (2001) Ecological distribution of mosquito larvae of the Anopheles punctulatus group on Niolam (Lihir) Island, Papua New Guinea. Journal of The American Mosquito Control Association, 17 3: 181-185.


Author Ebsworth, Peter
Bryan, Joan H.
Foley, Desmond H.
Title Ecological distribution of mosquito larvae of the Anopheles punctulatus group on Niolam (Lihir) Island, Papua New Guinea
Journal name Journal of The American Mosquito Control Association   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 8756-971X
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 181
End page 185
Total pages 5
Editor B. F. Eldridge
Place of publication Lake Charles, Calif
Publisher American Mosquito Control Assoc
Language eng
Subject C1
270504 Invertebrate Biology
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract We surveyed the larval habitats of member,, of the Anopheles punctulatus group of mosquitoes on Niolam (Lihir) Island. Papua New Guinea. Identification of this group was undertaken by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the amplified internal transcribed spacer unit 2 of rDNA. because morphologic separation of member species is unreliable. The most widespread malaria vector species and their most common larval habitats identified to aid source-reduction programs for malaria control. The most ubiquitous species was An. punctulatus, followed by An. farauti no. 2. then An. farauti s.s. Anopheles punctulatus has increased relative to An.farauti s.l. since the start of development projects on Lihir Island. The most common larval habitats were shallow temporary pools with clay substrate and with plants or floatage. These habitats. mostly encountered alongside poorly drained roads, may be increased by development projects.
Keyword Entomology
Lihir Island
Anopheles Punctulatus Group
Malaria
Larval Habitat
Internal Transcribed Spacer Unit 2
Western Province
Complex
Members
Australia
Farauti
Q-Index Code C1

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