Researches on Population Ecology

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 328–343

Estimation of the attraction range of a human bait forAedes albopictus (Diptera, culicidae) adults and its absolute density by a new removal method applicable to populations with immigrants

  • Motoyoshi Mogi
  • Norio Yamamura
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Summary

The attraction range of a human bait forAedes albopictus (Diptera, Culicidae) adults and its absolute density in the range were estimated by a new removal method which is applicable to populations with immigrants. In this model, the number of mosquitoes removed during thekth collection unityk, is expressed as
$$y_k = (x_0 - \frac{b}{a})(1 - s)s^{k - 1} + b$$
wherex0 is the initial number of mosquitoes in the attraction range,a is an index directly proportional to collection efficiency,b is the number of immgirants per collection unit ands(=e−a) is the survival rate of mosquitoes in the attraction range per collection unit. From the result of successive two collections with various interval distances, it was considered thatAedes albopictus adults are attracted to a human bait from the distance of 4–5 m in the bamboo forest on the calm day. The applicability of this method for the population census of forest mosquitoes was discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Motoyoshi Mogi
    • 1
  • Norio Yamamura
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Parasitology, Department of MicrobiologySaga Medical SchoolSagaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Natural ScienceSaga Medical SchoolSagaJapan

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