Rosa, Emantis and Kanedi, Mohammad and Oktaviani, Putri Minggar and Ningsih, Welmi Nopia (2017) Phytotelmata Might Account for the High Prevalence ofDengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Lampung, Indonesia. Advances in Life Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 15-20. ISSN p-ISSN: 2163-1387 e-ISSN: 2163-1395


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It was revealed that phytotelmata is an importance breeding place for numerous types of insect including the vector mosquitoes of deadly diseases such as dengue and malaria. Yet, such small ponds tend to be neglected by the country health authorities in setting eradication program of the disease vectors. This study aimed to find out whether phytotelmata contribute in providing breeding place for vector mosquito of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF)- the Ades larvae. The survey carried out in four districts namely Pesawaran, Metro, Pringsewu and Bandar Lampung and lasted from March to August 2016. Phytotelmic criteria of the study were every structures present in plants which allow rain water to impound and showed the signs of life exist in it. The phytotelmata containing Aedes mosquito larvae were assessed for its physical parameters and the data resulted were analysed and presented descriptively. There were six types of phytotelmata found namely leaf axils, tree holes, tree stumps, fallen spathe, fruit shells, and fallen leaves. The Aedes larvae found belong to only two species, i.e. Aedes albopictus (n=373) and Aedes crysolineatus (n=26). Keywords Phytotelmata, Mosquito breeding place, Dengue fever, Aedes larvae, Vector mosquito

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (FMIPA) > Prodi Biologi
Depositing User: Dr Emantis Rosa
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 07:27
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 07:27

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