Mosquito Monitoring Methods II

CDC Light Trap

CDC Light Trap

Mosquitoes are attracted to UV Light (black light), the attractive principle of the bug zapper. Unlike the bug zapper, this trap uses a battery operated fan to get small insects such as mosquitoes into the collection bag. In addition to mosquitoes, this type of trap is useful for monitoring sand flies, vectors of Leishmaniasis. Unlike the gravid trap, it does not differentially collect gravid females over males or unmated females.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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