Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
Title: Effect of sampling method on the species composition and abundance of adult mosquitoes in a Florida swamp. Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 17, 2010
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Samples of the adult mosquito populations in a Florida swamp (Sumter Co.) were obtained using suction traps and portable CDC light traps (augmented with CO2) and the results compared with mosquitoes captured by mechanical aspirator when landing on a human subject. Sixteen mosquito species total were collected. Eighty percent of these species were observed in light trap samples and 30% each in suction trap samples and in collections of landing mosquitoes. All species captured by suction traps were present in light trap samples, although the relative abundance of each species differed significantly. Three of the five mosquito species collected from human subject were not obtained in light trap or suction trap samples.