FIELD COMPARISON OF OVIPOSITION SUBSTRATES USED IN OVITRAPS FOR AEDES AEGYPTISURVEILLANCE
MARIANA CHANAMPA; JOSÉ F. GIL; JUAN PABLO APARICIO; PAOLA M. CASTILLO; CAROLINA MANGUDO; GRISELDA N. COPA; RAQUEL M. GLEISER
JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY
WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2018
Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae) is a mosquito broadly foundin tropical and temperate areas of the world. It is the main vector of dengue,chikungunya, zika, and yellow fever (urban cycle), among other viruses. Aedesaegypti immatures develop in water holding containers, and frequently useartificial containers in urban settings as larval habitat. Ovitraps areartificial oviposition sites, a tool developed for mosquito population surveillanceand to assess effectiveness of control measures. The preference for different ovipositionsubstrate materials was assessed in the field, in two localities of Saltaprovince, northern Argentina, where dengue outbreaks are frequent. Theproportion of positive traps did not differ between oviposition substrates.However, higher numbers of eggs were laid in cotton fabric and velour paper,which were better than wooden paddle and blotting paper if the aim was tomaximize the numbers of eggs collected. The results also evidenced that substratepreference for oviposition did not differ between geographic regions.