Wan Fatma Zuharah Wan Musthapa, Associate Professor, P. Tech
 /  Wan Fatma Zuharah Wan Musthapa, Associate Professor, P. Tech

Wan Fatma Zuharah Wan Musthapa, Associate Professor, P. Tech


Associate Professor, P. Tech.

B. App Sc.(Hons) (Biology and Management of Vector and Parasite),Universiti Sains Malaysia
M.Sc. (Applied Entomology), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Ph.D. (Ecology and Evolutionary), Victoria Universiti of Wellington, NZ
Tel: (604)-6536130; Email: wfatma@usm.my


  • Medical Entomology
  • Predator and Prey System
  • Public Health Importance Insects
  • Integrated Vector Management
  • Mosquitoes Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary and Control programs.
  1. Impact on environmental assets: The increase of Aedes population and the epidemiological implication of dengue viruses.
  2. The Infestation Of Paedarus fuscipes (Rove Beetle)To The Human Residential Area And Its Association To Paedarus Dermatitis Infections.
  3. Vector Capacity Study: Changes of Aedes albopictus behaviour in response to human lifestyles and its strategy to maximizing fitness cost in transmitting dengue viruses.
  4.  The co-evolution of predation of mosquito predators, Hampala sp. (Sebarau fish) on oviposition habitat selection by Aedes mosquitoes.
  5. The influence on mosquito predators, Toxorhynchites sp. on four species of mosquito population dynamics in Malaysia.
  6. Efficacy of Ipomea cairica extracts in controlling several mosquito species from genera Aedesand Culex
  7. A study to investigate the disease mechanisms of severe dengue;  Integrated Management of Dengue Vectors
  8. New Methods in Controlling and Combating Dengue Vector Mosquitoes using Family Anacardiaceae Extractions
  9. Biology of Toxorhynchites splendens and its predation potential on some vector mosquitoes in Penang.
  10. Larvicidal efficacy of Ipomea cairica Linn extract against Aedes aegypti L. and Aedes albopictus and it’s sublethal effects
1. Universiti Malaya 2. Institute of Medical Resaerch 3. Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd 4. Bayer CropScience (M) Sdn Bhd 5. Victoria University of Wellington 6. Keele University  
  1. Yousaf A & Zuharah WF* (2015) Lethal response of the dengue vectors to the plant extracts from family Anacardaciae. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine (accepted-APJTB-2014-0652)
  2. Dieng H, Hui OS, Abu Hassan A, Abang F, Ghani AI, Satho T, Miake F, Ahmad H, Fukumitsu Y, Zuharah WF, Majid AHA, Kassim NFA, Hashim NA, Nolasco-Hipolito C (2015) Changes in the biting activity of a dengue vector relative to larval and adult nutritional histories: implications for preventive measures. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. (Accepted-JAPE-D-14-00383R4)
  3. Zuharah WF*, Chan JL, Zulkifly N, Fadzly Toxicity and sub-lethal effects of endemic plants from Family Anacardaciae on oviposition behavior of Aedes albopictus (2015) Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine (Accepted- APJTB-2014-0647).
  4. Satho T, Dieng H, Ahmad MHI, Ellias S, AH Ahmad, Abang F, Ghani IA, Miake F, Ahmad H, Fukumitsu Y, Zuharah WF, Majid AHA, Kassim NFA, Hashim NA, Ajibola OO, Nolasco-Hipolito C (2015) Coffee and its waste repel gravid Aedes albopictus females and inhibit the development of their embryos. Parasites & Vectors. 2015, 8:272.  doi:10.1186/s13071-015-0874-6.
  5. Dieng HHassan RBHassan AAGhani IAAbang FBSatho TMiake FAhmad HFukumitsu YHashim NAZuharah WFKassim NFMajid AHSelvarajoo RNolasco-Hipolito CAjibola OOTuen AA (2015)Occurrence of a mosquito vector in bird house: Developmental consequences and potential epidimeological implications. Acta Tropica 01/2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.01.
  6. Dieng H, Hui OS, Hassan AA, Hamdan A, Satho T, Miake F, Zuharah WF, Fukmitsu Y, Abang F, Ghani IA, Selvarajoo R, Kassim NFA (2014) Knowledge concerning dengue among educated people on Penang Island, Malaysia. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisiplinary. 28(1). ISSN: 2319-2801.
  7. Rattanam AR, Zuharah WF*, Maniam T, Subramanian S. (2014) Larvicidal efficacy of different plant parts of railway creeper, Ipomoea cairica against dengue vectors, Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Journal of Insect Science 14 (180): 2014. DOI: 10.1093/jisesa/ieu042
  8. Thiagaletchumi M, Zuharah WF* , AhbiRami R , Fadzly N, Dieng H, Ahmad AH, Yahaya ZS, AbuBakar S (2014) Assessment of residual bio-efficacy and persistence of Ipomoea cairicaplant extract against Culex quinquefasciatus Say mosquito. Tropical Biomedicine 31(3): 466-476
  9. Ahbirami R, Zuharah WF*, Dieng H, Thiagaletchumi MFadzly N, Ahmad AH, AbuBakar S, Yahaya ZS. (2014) Oviposition deterring and oviciding potentials of Ipomoea cairica L. leaf extract against dengue vectors. Tropical Biomedicine 31(3): 456-465
  10. Zuharah WF*, Fadzly N, Ali Y, Zakaria R, Juperi S, Mansor A (2014) Larvicidal efficacy screening of Anacardaciae crude extracts on the dengue hemorrhagic vector, Aedes aegypti.Tropical Biomedicine 31(2):297-304
  11. Mohamad N and Zuharah WF* (2014) Influence of container design on predation rate of classical bicontrol agent, Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera:Culicidae) against dengue vector. Tropical Biomedicine 31(1): 166-173
  12. Dieng H, Sudha R, Ahmad AH, Md. Rawi CS, Ahmad H, Satho T, Miake F, Zuharah WF, Fukumitsu Y, Ramli AS, Hamid SA , Vargas REM, AbMajid AH, Fadzly N, Abu Kassim NF, Hashim NA, Ghani IA, Abang F, AbuBakar S. (2014) Indirect effects of cigarette butt waste on the dengue vector Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Acta Tropica.130:123-130 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.11.001
  13. Dieng H, Ruslan N, Ahmad AH, Rawi CS, Ahmad H, Satho T, Miake F, Zuharah WF, Fukmistu Y, Ramli AS, Rajasaygar S, Vargas RM, Majid AH, Fadzly N, Ghani IA, AbuBakar S (2013) Colonized Aedes albopictus and its sexual performance in the wild: implications for SIT technology and containment. Parasites & Vectors. 6:206 Doi:10.1186/1756-3305-6-206
  14. Zuharah WF*, Fadzly N and Lester PJ (2013) Lethal and sub-lethal impacts of predaceous backswimmer Anisops wakefieldi on the life history traits of the New Zealand mosquito Culex pervigilans. Journal of Medical Entomology. 50(5): 1014-1024. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ME12136
  15. Dieng H, Rajasaygar S, Ahmad AH, Ahmad H, Md Rawi CS, Zuharah WF, Satho T, Miake F, Saad AR, Ghani IA, Vargas RM, Majid AHA, AbuBakar S (2013) Turning cigarette-butt waste into an alternative control tool against an insecticide-resistant mosquito vectors. Acta Tropica. 128(3):584-590
  16. Fadzly N, Burns KC, Zuharah WF (2013) Evaluating fruigivore fruit-interaction using avian eye modelling. Tropical Life Sciences Research. 24(2):31-50 (SCOPUS Index)
  17. Aziz A, Dieng H, Ahmad AH, Mahyoub JA, Turkistani AM, Mesed H, Koshike S, Satho T, Che Salmah MR, Ahmad H, Zuharah WF, Ramli A, Miake F (2012) Household survey of container-breeding mosquitoes and climatic factors influencing the prevalence of Aedes aegypti(Diptera: Culicidae) in Makkah City, Saudi Arabia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 2(11):849-57. DOI:10.1016/S2221-1691(12) 60242-1
  18. Dieng H, Aziz AT, Ahmad AH, Mahyoub JA, Mesed H, Koshike S, Satho T, Che Salmah MR, Ahmad H, Zuharah WF, Ramli AS, Miake F, Scian J, AbuBakar S (2012) Temporal variations on abundance, blood feeding activity of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) and dengue incidence in Makkah City, Saudi Arabia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 1-7
  19. Zuharah WF* and Lester PJ (2011) Are exotic invaders less susceptible to native predators? A test using native and exotic mosquito species in New Zealand. Population Ecology. 53(2): 307-317. DOI 10.1007/s10144-010 0244-3.
  20. Dieng H, Saifur RGM, Ahmad AH, Md Rawi CS, Boots M, Satho T, Zuharah WF, Fadzly N, Althbyani A, Miake F, Jaal Z, and Abubakar S (2011). Discarded Cigarette Butts Attract Females and Kill the Progeny of Aedes albopictus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 27(3):263–271
  21. Zuharah WF* and Lester PJ (2010) Can adults of the New Zealand mosquito Culex pervigilan (Bergoth) detect the presence of a key predator in larval habitat? Journal of Vector Ecology. 35(1): 100-105
  22. Zuharah WF* and Lester PJ (2010) The influence of aquatic predators on mosquito abundance in animal drinking trough in New Zealand. Journal of Vector Ecology. 35(2): 347-353.
Magazine Articles
  1. Zuharah WF* and Sufian M (2014) Human Health Hazards Caused by Rove Beetles. Biobulletin 2/2014 (June/July) . School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  2. Zuharah WF* and AhbiRami R (2014) Coastal Morning Glory Ipomoea cairica: From a garden ornamental to a rampant weed: A potential mosquito bio-larvicide. Biobulletin 2/2014 (June/July). School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Chapters in Books
  1. Zuharah WF*, Fadzly N, Ghazali SK, Baba R, Mohamed R, Hassan MN, Sungit SH (2014) Preliminary faunastic survey of mosquito species in Gunung Ledang Johor. In: Johor Nature Heritage 57-63pp. ISBN 978-983-42850-5-0
  2. Zuharah WF*, Nik Rosely NF, Ghazali SK, Baba R, Mohamad R, Hassan MN, Sungit SH (2014) Mosquitoes in Gunung Ledang. In: Biodiversity of Gunung Ledang Mountaineering the nature. 154-159 pp. ISBN: 978-983-42850-4-3
  3. Zakaria R, Harun AH, Addo-Fordjour P, Mansor A, Juperi S, Zuharah WF, Fadzly N, Johari MSM (2014) Diversity of Liana communities from different elevational level at Gunung Ledang National Park, Johor, Malaysia. In: Johor Nature Heritage. 21-29 pp. ISBN 978-983-42850-5-0
  4.  Ahmad AH, Md Rawi CS, Adullah MH and Wan Musthapa WFZ (2006) Insect Fauna in Teluk Bahang and Bukit Panchor Recretional Forests in Ecological Survey on Natural Forest, A case study of Teluk Bahang and Bukit Panchor. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang. Pp. 33 -41
October 2022

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