First report on high-degree endophilism in Culex tritaeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae) in an area endemic for Japanese encephalitis.

@article{Kanojia2004FirstRO,
  title={First report on high-degree endophilism in Culex tritaeniorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae) in an area endemic for Japanese encephalitis.},
  author={Phul Chand Kanojia and Geevarghese Geevarghese},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={994-6}
}
An unusually high occurrence of Culex tritaeniorhynchus Giles resting indoors during daytime was observed in a Japanese encephalitis (JE) endemic area, Bellary district, Karnataka, India. Cx. tritaeniorhynchus, the primary vector of JE in this area, was the dominant species collected, and its abundance showed two peaks corresponding to rice crops in the district. More specimens (n = 20,966) were found resting in indoor habitats than in outdoor vegetation (n = 383), despite the availability of… CONTINUE READING