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Record number 65505
Title Comparision of carbon dioxide-baited trapping systems for sampling outdoor mosquito populations in Tanzania
Author(s) Mboera, L.E.G.; Knols, B.G.J.; Braks, M.A.H.; Takken, W.
Source Medical and Veterinary Entomology 14 (2000). - ISSN 0269-283X - p. 257 - 263.
Department(s) Laboratory of Entomology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2000
Abstract For collecting mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) the outdoor catching efficiency of four types of trapping devices baited with carbon dioxide (CO2, 300 ml/min) was evaluated and compared in two areas of Tanzania. The types of traps employed were: the CDC miniature trap with the incandescent light bulb switched on or off; electric nets (ENT) and a Counterflow Geometry (CFG) trap. In Njage, south-east Tanzania, Anopheles gambiae Giles sensu stricto was the most abundant of the seven mosquito species obtained, comprising of 74.3 f the total number caught (n = 2171). In Muheza, north-east Tanzania, Culex quinquefasciatus Say was the predominant species (90.9€among 1080 caught. At both localities the CFG trap was superior to the CDC trap with light-on or light-off for sampling both An. gambiae and Cx. quinquefasciatus. Efficiency of the CFG trap and ENT were similar for sampling these species of mosquitoes (P > 0.05). However, ENT was superior to the CDC trap with light-off for collecting both species. Significantly more (P < 0.05) Cx. quinquefasciatus were obtained by the CDC trap with light-off than with light-on, especially outdoors. It is concluded that both ENT and the CFG are effective tools for sampling populations of An. gambiae and Cx. quinquefasciatus outdoors.
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