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1 March 2017 New Records of Aedes aegypti In Southern Oklahoma, 2016
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Aedes aegypti is an important subtropical vector species and is predicted to have a limited year-round distribution in the southern United States. Collection of the species has not been officially verified in Oklahoma since 1940. Adult mosquitoes were collected in 42 sites across 7 different cities in Oklahoma using 3 different mosquito traps between May and September 2016. Between July and September 2016, 88 Ae. aegypti adults were collected at 18 different sites in 4 different cities across southern Oklahoma. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mini light traps baited with CO2 attracted the highest numbers of Ae. aegypti individuals compared to Biogents (BG)-Sentinel® traps baited with Biogents (BG)-lure and octenol and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gravid traps baited with Bermuda grass–infused water. The discovery of Ae. aegypti mosquitoes within urban/exurban areas in Oklahoma is important from an ecological as well as a public health perspective.

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David L. Bradt, Kristy K. Bradley, W. Wyatt Hoback, and Bruce H. Noden "New Records of Aedes aegypti In Southern Oklahoma, 2016," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 33(1), 56-59, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.2987/16-6627.1
Published: 1 March 2017
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