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Mosquito Surveillance Program Using Ovitraps Detected Aedes aegypti at the Honolulu International Airport in 2012

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Title: Mosquito Surveillance Program Using Ovitraps Detected Aedes aegypti at the Honolulu International Airport in 2012
Authors: Hasty, Jeomhee M.
Yang, Pingjun
Oshiro, Peter
Nakasone, Lynn
Whelen, Christian
Keywords: Aedes albopictus
Aedes aegypti
ovitrap
invasive pest surveillance
Issue Date: Dec 2015
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 47: 1-11.
Abstract: mosquito surveillance program using ovitraps at the Honolulu In- ternational Airport (HIA), Hawaii, USA May 2010 to June 2012 revealed that A. albopictus egg counts fluctuated over time during the surveillance program and the highest oviposition was observed from February to May 2011 and the lowest was from September to November 2011. Positive correlations found between a given week’s rainfall and egg counts 1 and 2 weeks later suggested that rainfall triggered the hatching of eggs which were laid before the rainfall, rather than di- rectly stimulating adult oviposition. In January and June 2012, Aedes aegypti was discovered from a small vegetated area located between terminals for out-of-state and within-state flights. This species had not been confirmed present on Oahu at least since 1948. This finding has led us to intensify our surveillance program at the airport, with the hope that we would improve our understanding of the nature of mosquito introductions at this important port of entry for the Hawaiian Islands.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/38668
Appears in Collections:Volume 47 - December 2015 : Hawaiian Entomological Society



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