Accession Number:

AD0729150

Title:

Conversion of the New Jersey Light Trap for Collecting Live Mosquitoes in Da Nang, Vietnam

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

During the years 1969-1970, the Preventive Medicine Unit, Naval Hospital, Da Nang, Vietnam, embarked on a project to identify malaria vectors. Because of a lack of equipment, New Jersey Light Traps were modified to collect line specimens. The modification consisted of removing the wire mesh screen from the opening of the trap and replacing the kill jars at the collecting point. The kill jars were replaced with a collection cage made from a standard bed net. The modified trap collected large numbers of viable mosquitoes and proved to be adequate.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE