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Research Project: Improved Surveillance and Control of Stable Flies, House Flies, and Other Filth Flies

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: Performance of the Atrakta™ Mosquito Lure in combination with Dynatrap® (Models DT160 and DT700) and a CDC Trap (Model 512)

Author
item JUNNILA, AMY - University Of Sciences
item TRAORE, MOHAMED - University Of Sciences
item MCKENZIE, KAREN - Woodstream Corporation
item Hogsette, Jerome - Jerry
item Kline, Daniel - Dan
item KONE, ABOUDAKR - University Of Sciences
item DIARRA, RABLATOU - University Of Sciences
item PETRANYI, GERGELY - University Of Sciences
item TROARE, ISSA - University Of Sciences
item SANGARE, PENDA - University Of Sciences
item DIAKITE, ASSITAN - University Of Sciences
item TRAORE, SEKOU - University Of Sciences
item KRAVCHENKO, VASILIY - Tel Aviv University
item XUE, RUI-DE - Anastasia Mosquito Control District
item REVAY, EDITA - University Of Sciences
item MÜLLER, GUNTER - University Of Sciences

Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/5/2021
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Mosquito traps that capture ample numbers of females are required for a successful mosquito surveillance program. However, it is possible that trap efficiency could be increased if a female-attractive lure was used with the traps. To test this hypothesis the 3-part mosquito Atrakta lure (1-octen-3-ol, ammonium bicarbonate, and lactic acid) was paired with the DynaTrap models DT160 and DT700 and the CDC trap model 512. Fresh lures and lures aged 30 days and 2 years were field tested against Aedes albopictus, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes in Mali. Fresh and 30-day-old lures in both DynaTrap models and 2-year-old lures in the CDC trap increased catches of female Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ae. albopictus. As expected, catches of An. gambiae were not significantly increased and the lures had no effect on males. The addition of the Atrakta lure to traps should result in an increase in numbers of females captured in a surveillance program.

Technical Abstract: Mosquito traps that capture ample numbers of females are required for a successful mosquito surveillance program. However, it is possible that trap efficiency could be increased if a female-attractive lure was used with the traps. To test this hypothesis the 3-part mosquito Atrakta lure (1-octen-3-ol, ammonium bicarbonate, and lactic acid) was paired with the DynaTrap models DT160 and DT700 and the CDC trap model 512. Fresh lures and lures aged 30 days and 2 years were field tested against Aedes albopictus, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes in Mali. Fresh and 30-day-old lures in both DynaTrap models and 2-year-old lures in the CDC trap increased catches of female Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ae. albopictus. As expected, catches of An. gambiae were not significantly increased and the lures had no effect on males. The addition of the Atrakta lure to traps should result in an increase in numbers of females captured in a surveillance program.