International Journal of Biology Sciences

International Journal of Biology Sciences


International Journal of Biology Sciences
Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2019)

Assessment on the diversity of mosquitoes found in dumpsites of Gashua metropolis, bade local government area, Yobe state, north-Esatern, Nigeria


Abah OO, Gabriel CM

The study on the assessment on the diversity of mosquitoes found in dumpsites of Gashua metropolis was carried out from the period of May to August, 2019. A total of one hundred and fifteen (115) mosquito larvae and one hundred and sixty two (162) adult mosquitoes from five different sites were identified. For the mosquito larvae, Culex species has a total percentage of 66.96%, Anopheles species has 26.09% and Aedesspecies has the least percentage of 6.95%. However the male and female mosquito’s species were also identified from the adult’s samples collected and culex male has a percentage of 16.67%, Culex female has a percentage of 38.27%, anopheles female has a percentage of 29.01% and anopheles male species has the least percentage of 16.05%. However, out of the total samples of mosquito’s larvae and adults collected, Culex species has the highest percentage in all the sampling sites and Aedes species has the least percentage, this shows that dominating mosquito species found in Gashua metropolis are the Culex mosquito species.
Pages : 19-24 | 457 Views | 102 Downloads