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Effectiveness of five methods for sampling adult Culex mosquitoes in rural and urban habitats in San Bernardino County, California.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3504946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The comparative effectiveness of NJ light traps, CO2-baited traps, walk-in red boxes, high-intensity light traps and gravid traps for sampling adult Culex mosquitoes for arbovirus surveillance was compared at rural dairy and residential urban habitats near Chino, California. Culex quinquefasciatus was the most abundant of the 3 species present comprising 94.9% of the 23,159 mosquitoes collected, followed by Cx. peus (4.2%) and Cx. tarsalis (0.9%). Female mosquitoes of all species were most abundant in CO2-baited traps at both urban and rural environments. Males were collected most effectively by walk-in red boxes in rural, but not urban, environments. More parous females were collected by CO2-baited traps at urban than rural habitats; however, 70-79% of all females were nulliparous and had never blood fed. These data point out the potential insensitivity of the current sampling methodology in monitoring mosquito arbovirus infection rates.
W K Reisen; A R Pfuntner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association     Volume:  3     ISSN:  8756-971X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc.     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-01-27     Completed Date:  1989-01-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511299     Medline TA:  J Am Mosq Control Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720.
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MeSH Terms
Entomology / instrumentation*
Population Surveillance
Rural Population
Sampling Studies
Urban Population
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