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Abstract

Culex pipiens fatigans Wiedemann, a sub-specific variant of Culex pipiens Linnaeus, is worldwide in distribution and is prevalent in the tropics, sub-tropics and warmer temperate climates (Horsfall 1955). C.p. fatigans is known to breed in waters with varying degrees of pollution, primarily soakage pits, household drains, cesspools and puddles. However, even in the absence of such water collections, the species readily breeds in clear waters such as wells and pools in river beds (Raghavan 1961).

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West Nile Virus Cytoplasmic Incompatibility Organophosphorus Insecticide Culex PIPIENS Organochlorine Insecticide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. I. D. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Communicable DiseasesDelhi-6India

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