Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association (2008) 24, 319-322

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Mark A. Schmaedick, Tamara S. Ball, Thomas R. Burkot and Neil E. Gurr (2008)
Evaluation of three traps for sampling Aedes polynesiensis and other mosquito species in American Samoa
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24 (2), 319-322
Abstract: The efficacy of the recently developed BG-Sentinel™ mosquito trap baited with BG-Lure (a combination of lactic acid, ammonia, and caproic acid) was evaluated in American Samoa against the omnidirectional Fay-Prince trap and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) light trap, both baited with carbon dioxide. The BG-Sentinel trap captured the greatest number of the important filariasis and dengue vector Aedes (Stegomyia) polynesiensis at all 3 collection locations; however, its catch rate was not significantly different from that of the Fay-Prince trap at 2 of the 3 trapping locations. The CDC light trap caught very few Ae. polynesiensis. The Fay-Prince trap was more efficient than the other 2 traps for collecting Aedes (Aedimorphus) nocturnus, Aedes (Finlaya) spp., Culex quinquefasciatus, and Culex annulirostris. The efficacy and convenience of the BG-Sentinel suggest further research is warranted to evaluate its potential as a possible efficient and safe alternative to landing catches for sampling Ae. polynesiensis in research and control efforts against filariasis and dengue in the South Pacific.
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Database assignments for author(s): Thomas R. Burkot, Tamara S. Ball

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Culex quinquefasciatus American Samoa
Aedes vexans American Samoa
Culex annulirostris American Samoa
Aedes polynesiensis American Samoa