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    • Japanese encephalitis virus isolation has been made from a variety of mosquito species. Culicine mosquitoes mainly Culex vishnui group (Culex tritaeniorhynchus, Culex vishnui and Culex pseudovishnui) are the chief vectors of JE in different parts of India. Culex vishnui subgroup is very common, widespread and breed in water with luxuriant vegetation mainly in paddy fields and the abundance is related to rice cultivation, shallow ditches and pools.These vectors are primarily outdoor resting in vegetation and other shaded places but in summer may also rest in indoors.

      Japanese encephalitis virus isolation has been reported from various mosquito species found in India, including:

      1. Culex tritaeniorhynchus
      2. Culex vishnui
      3. Culex pseudovishnui
      4. Culex bitaeniorhynchus
      5. Culex epidesmus
      6. Culex fuscocephala
      7. Culex gelidus
      8. Culex quinquefasciatus
      9. Culex whitmorei
      10. Anopheles barbirostris
      11. Anopheles paeditaeniatus
      12. Anopheles subpictus
      13. Mansonia annulifera
      14. Mansonia indiana
      15. Mansonia uniformis