Journal of
Parasitology and Vector Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2510
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPVB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 200

Table of Content: December, 2013; 5(10)

December 2013

Distribution, abundance and diversity of mosquitoes in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

The distribution, abundance and diversity of mosquitoes in Akure, were studied between April, 2012 and March, 2013. Twenty (20) locations randomly distributed across five geographical zones of the city were sampled using sweep nets, aspirators, dippers and pipettes. The habitats sampled include containers, stagnant pools, domestic run-offs and gutters. The larvae collected were preserved in 70% ethanol and identified to...

Author(s): Afolabi Olajide Joseph, Simon-Oke Iyabo Adepeju and Osomo Bilikis Omosalewa

December 2013

The effects of oviposition site deprivation up to 40 days on reproductive performance, eggs development, and ovipositional behaviour in Anopheles gambiae (Diptera, Nematocera, Culicidae)

The African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, depends on availability of suitable surface water for oviposition. The scarcity of breeding sites that characterizes droughts force gravid mosquitoes to delay oviposition and retain eggs in their ovaries. In laboratory conditions, we explored the possible consequences of preset duration of oviposition delay on reproductive capacity, egg viability, emergence and...

Author(s): Renaud Govoetchan, Arthur Sovi, Rock Aïkpon, Roseric Azondékon, Abel Kokou Agbévo, Frédéric Oké-Agbo, Alex Asidi and Martin Akogbéto