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Record number 552533
Title Sampling adult populations of anopheles mosquitoes
Author(s) Tangena, Julie Anne A.; Hiscox, Alexandra; Brey, Paul T.
Source In: Malaria Control and Elimination New York : Humana Press Inc. (Methods in Molecular Biology ) - ISBN 9781493995493 - p. 233 - 285.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9550-9_17
Department(s) Laboratory of Entomology
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Animal landing catch - Animal-baited net trap - Anopheles - Biogents Suna trap - CDC miniature light trap - Exit-entry trap - Human landing catch - Human-baited net trap - Mosquito traps - Peripheral net collection - Pyrethrum collection - Resting shelter
Abstract

For the control and elimination of malaria, information on the local vector dynamics is essential. This information provides guidance on appropriate and timely deployment of vector control tools and their subsequent success. The data on the dynamics of local mosquito populations can be collected using many different Anopheles sampling methods. Dependent on the objectives, resources, time, and local environment, different traps and methods can be chosen. This chapter describes the sampling of adult populations, focusing on the important preparatory stages and some of the widely used sampling methods. The trapping methods discussed in this chapter are the human landing catch, human-baited net trap, animal landing catch, animal-baited net trap, CDC miniature light trap, Biogents Suna trap, peripheral net collection, pyrethrum collection, exit/entry trap, and resting shelter. For optimal deployment in the field, a step-by-step description of the sampling methods is given.

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