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1 December 2008 Sampling of Adult Mosquito Vectors with Mosquito Magnet™ Pro in Panaji, Goa, India
Nandini S. Korgaonkar, Ashwani Kumar, Rajpal S. Yadav, Dipak Kabadi, Aditya P. Dash
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For mosquito vector population monitoring, a new commercial trap, Mosquito Magnet™ Pro (MM-PRO), was tested for its usefulness in Goa, India. Anopheles stephensi was tested for the presence of Plasmodium sporozoite infection in the salivary glands. Using the MM-PRO 24 h a day for 34 days, 2,329 mosquitoes belonging to 16 species were collected. These included 6 species each of the genera Anopheles and Culex, 2 species of Aedes, and 1 each of Mansonia and Armigeres. Most (91%) of the mosquitoes caught were females. Among these the number and percentage of each species were Anopheles stephensi 59 (2.78%), Culex quinquefasciatus 1013 (47.78%), Culex vishnui 551 (26.0%), Mansonia uniformis 216 (10.19%), and Aedes albopictus 1 (0.04%). Of the 54 An. stephensi females tested for the presence of circumsporozoite protein (CSP) by an ELISA technique, 1 was found to be Plasmodium falciparum CSP positive. The MM-PRO device was found useful for mosquito population sampling in the urban setting of Goa.

Nandini S. Korgaonkar, Ashwani Kumar, Rajpal S. Yadav, Dipak Kabadi, and Aditya P. Dash "Sampling of Adult Mosquito Vectors with Mosquito Magnet™ Pro in Panaji, Goa, India," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 24(4), 604-607, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.2987/5756.1
Published: 1 December 2008
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