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Volume 74, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

The productivity of larval habitats of the malaria vector for pupae (the stage preceding adult metamorphosis) is poorly known, yet adult emergence from habitats is the primary determinant of vector density. To assess it, we used absolute sampling methods in four studies involving daily sampling for 25 days in 6 habitat types in a village in western Kenya. s.s. comprised 82.5% of emergent adults and the remainder. Pupal production occurred from a subset of habitats, primarily soil burrow pits, and was discontinuous in time, even when larvae occupied all habitats continuously. Habitat stability was positively associated with pupal productivity. In a dry season, pupal productivity was distributed between burrow pits and pools in streambeds. Overall, these data support the notion that source reduction measures against recognizably productive habitats would be a useful component of an integrated management program for in villages.

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  • Received : 22 Apr 2005
  • Accepted : 11 Aug 2005

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