oa African Entomology - Results of a preliminary ovitrap survey for Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) at two tyre retreading companies in Durban, South Africa
|Article Title||Results of a preliminary ovitrap survey for Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) at two tyre retreading companies in Durban, South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 Arbovirus Unit, National Institute for Virology, Department of Virology, University of the Witwatersrand, Sandringham|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||63 - 65|
|Keyword(s)||Aedes albopictus breeding sites, Arboviruses, Culicidae, Diptera and Tyres|
Surveillance for possible breeding populations of the exotic Asian mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse) was undertaken in Durban near the premises of the two largest importers of used tyres from the Far East. Water-filled bamboo pots were exposed as ovitraps from December 1991 to May 1992. Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) was most prevalent, occurring in 2S-S2 % of pots at 0.14-0.60 mosquitoes/pot/day. Culex quinquefasciatus Say was found in S-24 % of pots at 0.0s-D.36 mosquitoes/pot/day. Three other species occurred sporadically. No Ae. Albopictus were collected, suggesting that this species has not become established in Durban.
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