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Anopheles subpictus

Open Access | Variations in salinity tolerance of malaria vectors of the Anopheles subpictus complex in Sri Lanka and the implications for malaria transmission

June 27, 2011 - 12:55 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Surendran SN, Jude PJ, Ramasamy R
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:117 (24 June 2011)

The results suggest that An. subpictus species B/An. sundaicus breed in fresh, brackish and nearly saline water while An. subpictus species C and D do so in fresh and less brackish waters in Sri Lanka as in India.

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Open Access | Genetic evidence for malaria vectors of the Anopheles sundaicus complex in Sri Lanka with morphological characteristics attributed to Anopheles subpictus species B

December 1, 2010 - 10:12 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Surendran SN, Singh OP, Jude PJ, Ramasamy R
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:343 (29 November 2010)

The study suggests that published morphological characteristics are not specific enough to identify some members of the Subpictus complex, particularly species B.

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Review: A review on Anopheles subpictus Grassi—A biological vector

May 25, 2010 - 08:50 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Goutam Chandra, Indranil Bhattacharjee, Soumendranath Chatterjee
Reference: 
Acta Tropica, Volume 115, Issues 1-2, July-August 2010, Pages 142-154

Anopheles subpictus is a complex of four isomorphic sibling species A, B, C and D and is recognized as a primary vector of malaria, a disease of great socio-economic importance, in Australasian Zone, Celebes, Portuguese Timor and South East Asia and a secondary vector in Sri Lanka.

Oviposition-deterrent, ovicidal, and repellent activities of indigenous plant extracts against Anopheles subpictus Grassi (Diptera: Culicidae)

October 29, 2009 - 13:38 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
G. Elango, A. Bagavan, C. Kamaraj, A. Abduz Zahir & A. Abdul Rahuman
Reference: 
Parasitology Research,Volume 105, Number 6 / November, 2009 : 1567-1576, DOI 10.1007/s00436-009-1593-8

Insecticides of botanical origin may serve as suitable alternative biocontrol techniques in the future. The leaf acetone, ethyl acetate, and methanol extracts of Aegle marmelos (Linn.) Correa ex Roxb, Andrographis lineata Wallich ex Nees, and Cocculus hirsutus (L.) Diels were tested for oviposition-deterrent, ovicidal, and repellent activities against Anopheles subpictus Grassi (Diptera: Culicidae).

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