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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 101, No. 3, 2006, pp. 321-325
Bioline Code: oc06057
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 101, No. 3, 2006, pp. 321-325

 en Field evaluation of effectiveness of the BG-Sentinel, a new trap for capturing adult Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources (Diptera: Culicidae)
Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas; Álvaro Eduardo Eiras & Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira


In recent years, the development of new tools to gather field information about vector ecological parameters has increased. This report evaluated the BG-Sentinel Trap (BGS-Trap), a promising new attempt to improve collection of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources . The efficacy of the BGS-Trap was compared with the CDC backpack aspirator, one of the commonest used methods for capturing adult mosquitoes. BGS-Traps captured significantly more Ae. aegypti males (χ2 = 21.774, df = 1, P < 0.05) and females (χ2 = 56.007, df = 1, P < 0.05) than CDC aspirator during all days of field collection. However, CDC aspirator was significantly more efficient to capture Culex quinquefasciatus males (χ2 = 5.681, df = 1, P < 0.05) and females (χ2 = 6.553, df = 1, P < 0.05). BGS-Traps captured host-seeking females (varying between 68.75 to 89.8%) in detriment of females in other behavioral and physiological stages. BGS-Traps proved to be efficient and can be used for monitoring adult mosquito populations.

Stegomyia - Culex quinquefasciatus - trap - gonotrophic cycle - dengue - yellow fever

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