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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BITING ARTHROPODS: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: Effect of collection method on estimates of adult mosquito density

Author
item Barnard, Donald

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 5, 2012
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: We made simultaneous comparison of the number of female mosquitoes captured by suction traps and portable light traps (augmented with CO2) in a Florida swamp with the landing rate of female mosquitoes on a human subject. Depending on the mosquito species, capture rates in light traps ranged between -97% and +185% of the mean mosquito landing rate on a human subject. The range for mosquito species captured using suction traps was between -88% and +187% of the mean landing rate. Numeric algorithms can be used to relate the capture rate of adult mosquitoes in each type of mechanical trap to the landing rate of mosquitoes on a human subject.

Last Modified: 11/24/2014
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