Accession Number:

ADA064211

Title:

Concentrator, Mosquito Larvae.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1975-1978,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD

Report Date:

1978-08-24

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

An improved portable immature mosquito concentrator system was developed and evaluated under laboratory and field conditions. In laboratory tests using 2500 Culex pipiens Linnaeus immatures, 99.8 percent of the specimens were captured by the concentrator system. When Aedes taeniorhynchus Wiedmann immatures were used, 93.7 percent of the specimens were captured. Excluding first instar larvae, the system caught 99.9 percent of the 5000 specimens used in the combined test. During field evaluation of the system, the contents of 100 dips made in a salt marsh habitat were concentrated into 10 collection and storage vials. Of 6083 Aedes sollicitans Walker collected larvae, 100 percent of the specimens were captured by the improved immature mosquito concentrator system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE