Accession Number:

ADA549799

Title:

Comparative Efficacy of Small Commercial Traps for the Capture of Adult Phlebotomus papatasi

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE GAINESVILLE FL CENTER FOR MEDICAL AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY

Report Date:

2011-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

We tested the performance of ten commercial mosquito traps with varying attractive features, against three CDC traps an unlit model 512, an incandescently lit model 512, and a UV lit model 1212 as well as simple sticky paper for their ability to attract and capture Phlebotomus papatasi in Israel. The commercial traps tested were the Sentinel 360, the Combo Trap, the Mega Catch Premier, the Bug Eater, the EcoTrap, the Galaxie Power-Vac, the Biter Fighter, the Black Hole the Mosquito Trap, the Mosquito Catcher, the Sonic Web, the Solar Pest Killer, and a Bug Zapper. The four best performing traps with the highest nightly catches were the Sentinel 360 85.96 -19.34, the Combo Trap 70.00-7.78, the Mega Catch Premier 51.93-1.82 and the UV lit CDC 1212 trap 47.64-3.43. Five traps, the Mosquito Trap, the Mosquito Catcher the Sonic Web, the Solar Pest Killer, and the Bug Zapper, performed exceptionally poorly, catching an average of less than two sand flies per day. To our knowledge, this is the first comprehensive attempt to evaluate commercial traps for their effectiveness in catching sand flies, and we show here that some traps that have been effective in catching mosquitoes are also effective in catching sand flies.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE