CONTACT: +91-9711224068
International Journal of Mosquito Research
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal
NAAS Rating: 4.81 NEW
International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2017)

Field evaluation of BG SentinelTM traps of four different black-and-white color combinations in Mauritius for enhanced Ae. albopictus mosquito collection

Author(s): Diana P Iyaloo, Sunita Facknath and Ambicadutt Bheecarry
Abstract: The trapping efficacy of four visually modified BG SentinelTM traps (BGS traps) baited with BG LureTM were evaluated in three rural (Notre Dame, Panchvati and PDL) and one urban (Curepipe) localities in Mauritius with the aim of determining the most effective trap for Ae. albopictus surveillance. Ae. albopictus and Cx. quinquefasciatus were the dominant mosquito species collected by the BGS traps. The impact of trap color and trap location on Ae. albopictus collection differed among localities. In the rural localities, completely black BGS traps collected significantly more Ae. albopictus males while in Curepipe, no significant differences were noted among the traps. Moreover, in Notre Dame, completely black BGS traps collected significantly more Ae. albopictus females while in the other localities traps’ performance did not differ significantly. Hence, field results indicate that completely black BGS traps could be used for an optimized monitoring of Ae. albopictus in Mauritius.
Pages: 43-49  |  916 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Diana P Iyaloo, Sunita Facknath and Ambicadutt Bheecarry. Field evaluation of BG SentinelTM traps of four different black-and-white color combinations in Mauritius for enhanced Ae. albopictus mosquito collection. 2017; 4(1): 43-49.
Call for book chapter
Journals List Click Here Research Journals Research Journals