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A survey on the ecological niche characteristics of mosquitoes in mountainous populated areas in Southwest China: a case study of the Lancang River Basin in Western Yunnan Province

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Hanyang Xue ,
Hanyang Xue

Wellington College, Crowthorne, RG457PU, UK

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Abstract

This study used the Lancang River Basin in western Yunnan Province as the study region to conduct a survey of mosquitoes that engage in nighttime blood-sucking activities in order to investigate the ecological niche characteristics of mosquitoes in mountainous residential areas in southwest China. The survey in the residential sections of the basin was sampled, classified, identified, and statistically analysed using the lamp trapping method. The findings indicated that we had 180,000 mosquitoes from 46 different genera. Among them, Anopheles sinensis was the next most prevalent species with 10.25% of the total, followed in numerical order by Culex tritaeniorhynchus, which accounted for 78.80% of the whole. Anopheles vaginalis, Culex brown-headed, and Aedes annoyance were among the other frequent species. Culex tritaeniorhynchus was the mosquito species with the broadest distribution over latitudinal and altitudinal gradients, out of 46 species. Only 15% of mosquito species had an ecotope width index that was higher along the altitudinal gradient than it was along the latitudinal gradient, indicating that most mosquito species had relatively modest ecotope widths. The latitudinal dimension of a species' ecotope widths was often larger than the altitudinal dimension.

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Xue H. A survey on the ecological niche characteristics of mosquitoes in mountainous populated areas in Southwest China: a case study of the Lancang River Basin in Western Yunnan Province. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2024 Jul. 8 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];3:918. Available from: https://conferencias.saludcyt.ar/index.php/sctconf/article/view/918

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