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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: New surveillance techniques for the capture of adult Chyrsops vittatus

Author
item Kline, Daniel

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2014
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: "Tabanidae, adults, flight behavior, aspirator, mirrors". Adult Chrysops vittatus have been difficult to collect. Two new techniques have been developed based on their flight behavior. The first technique utilizes a power aspirator. It was observed that the adults of this species will attack moving vehicles, especially the sideview mirror. Therefore, a device was developed consisting of dual power aspirators which will collect adults from both sideview mirrors simultaneous as the vehicle is moving. The second technique is to use an inverted MM-X trap. It was observed that the adults will not be caught a normally oriented MM-X trap, but readily enters an inverted trap.

Last Modified: 10/19/2014
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