Development, optimization, and field evaluation of the novel collapsible passive trap for collection of mosquitoes

Meyer, Dagmar B., Johnson, Brian J., Fall, Ken, Buhagiar, Tamara S., Townsend, Michael, and Ritchie, Scott A. (2018) Development, optimization, and field evaluation of the novel collapsible passive trap for collection of mosquitoes. Journal of Medical Entomology, 55 (3). pp. 706-710.

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Abstract

Disease surveillance for mosquito-borne pathogens in remote areas can be challenging. Most traps used to collect mosquitoes either need a source of electricity or are bulky and inflexible, making transportation awkward. To reduce these issues we developed three Collapsible Passive Traps (CPTs) and conducted trials in Cairns, Australia to evaluate the optimal design for a CPT and compared them to traditionally-used traps such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Encephalitis Vector Surveillance (EVS) light traps. We found that two of the CPTs collected comparable numbers of mosquitoes and that one of the CPTs outperformed the CDC light trap in collecting Aedes species. Mosquitoes did not have to pass through a fan while entering the CPT, and thus were not damaged and were often alive. Our results suggest that the CPT can be an effective trap for mosquito surveillance, especially in remote areas.

Item ID: 54877
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1938-2928
Keywords: mosquito, arbovirus, passive trap, light trap, surveillance
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved.
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC 1044698
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 07:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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