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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SURVEILLANCE AND ECOLOGY OF MOSQUITO, BITING AND FILTH BREEDING INSECTS Title: An Automated Mosquito Counting Trap

Authors
item Shuman, Dennis
item Kline, Daniel

Submitted to: American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 3, 2005
Publication Date: April 3, 2005
Citation: Shuman, D., Kline, D.L. 2005. An automated mosquito counting trap. American Mosquito Control Association, 71st Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Technical Abstract: An automated mosquito counting trap has been designed and tested in laboratory cages. It employs a custom designed infrared beam sensor head retrofit into a commercial counter-flow technology trap (MM-X, American Biophysics Corp.). The trap provides time-stamped insect counts that can be downloaded to a computer or transmitted back to a central computer by radio telemetry. When combined with a light, temperature, and humidity data logger, the prototype system demonstrates feasibility for mosquito surveillance and as a behavioral research tool.

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