Mosquito Larvae diversity and abundance relation to land cover in coastal area in Trang Province Thailand

Student(s):Miss Piyapat Pethin, Miss Kanyakorn Tongsongsom and Mr.Surayut Kongjun
Grade Level:Middle School (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)
GLOBE Teacher(s):Patchara Pongmanawut
Contributors:Dr. Anantanit Chumsri and Dr. Fahmida Wazed Tina Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krisanadej Jaroensutasinee, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mullica Jaroensutasinee Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya Trang Campus Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University Walailak University
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report, Mission Mosquito Report
Protocols:Conductivity, Mosquitoes, Water Temperature, pH
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Date Submitted:03/11/2020

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This study investigated how types of land cover in coastal areas affecting mosquito species diversity and its abundance. Ovitraps were used to conducted this experiment. An experiment was conducted in each land cover with an area of 10 * 50 square meters. We collected mosquito larvae from ovitraps in January to February, 2020 and identified up to genus and/or species level. Our results, we found three types of mosquito larvae coastal area including Ae.aegypti, Ae.albopictus and Culex spp. The number of Ae.aegypti and Ae.albopictus were highest in Mangrove forest area (Ae.aegypti 88.89%, Ae.albopictus 43.34%) . The number of Culex spp. was highest in Forest near residential area (Culex spp. 60%) and pupa was highest in Forest near residential (Pupa 42.99%). The number of Ae. albopictus and total mosquito larvae positive correlated with water temperature, Electrical conductivity and water volume but Culex spp. larvae positive correlated with electrical conductivity. The highest coexistence rate of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus was found in Mangrove forest area and forest near residential area. The highest coexistence rate of Ae. albopictus and Culex larvae were found in forest near residential area. Ae. aegypti and Culex spp. larvae were not found coexistence all area.


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