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The distribution of Simulium species was studied at two breeding | 1203
Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0983

The distribution of Simulium species was studied at two breeding sites in Ugbem and Ukwepeyiere


International Symposia on Entomology

September 04, 2013 Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL, USA

Samuel Akpan

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Entomol Ornithol Herpetol

Abstract :

Communities after 10 rounds of Ivermectin distribution, at each breeding site, 2 fly catchers worked alternately for 4 hours, both giving a total of 8 hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., each day. Flies were caught on 3 consecutive days, each month, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. between January and June, 2008. A total of 3895 Simulium flies were caught and identified using morphologic characteristics as Simulium sirbanum (70.5%) and S. yahense (29.5). A total of 12.1% of both species were parous while 87.9 % were nulliparous flies. Generally, more flies were caught in the morning (7 a.m. to 11 a.m.) than afternoon (12 noon to 3 p.m.) hours, in both dry and rainy seasons. No larva of Onchocerca volvulus was detected after dissection of both parous and nulliparous flies. This study has identified, for the first time, the species of Simulium flies which are prevalent in the study area.

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