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A comparison of two generic trap types for monitoring mosquitoes through an annual cycle in tropical Australia

Bisevac, L., Franklin, Donald C., Williamson, G. and Whelan, P. (2009). A comparison of two generic trap types for monitoring mosquitoes through an annual cycle in tropical Australia. The Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association,25(1):58-65.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 79264411xPUB4
Title A comparison of two generic trap types for monitoring mosquitoes through an annual cycle in tropical Australia
Author Bisevac, L.
Franklin, Donald C.
Williamson, G.
Whelan, P.
Journal Name The Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 1
ISSN 8756-971X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-77949768699
Start Page 58
End Page 65
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication US
Publisher American Mosquito Control Association
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract We compare the community composition, abundance, and seasonality of mosquito species detected by the encephalitis virus surveillance (EVS) CO2 traps and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) light traps. Traps were run concurrently for a year during routine weekly monitoring in the vicinity of the city of Darwin in northern Australia. The EVS CO2 traps detected far more individuals than CDC light traps notwithstanding a weaker suction fan, but species richness was similar. Regardless of variation in community composition among sites, differences between trap types were remarkably consistent. Seasonal trends in the abundance of 5 key species from each trap type were similar, but markedly more so in strongly seasonal species. Although EVS CO2 traps outperformed CDC light traps for routine monitoring, the historical transition from the latter to the former is unlikely to have major consequences for the identification of community composition or detection of seasonal trends in key species.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/08-5814.1   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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