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Molecular Identification of Four Members of the Anopheles dirus Complex Using the Mitochondrial Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit I Gene.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):263-269

Precise mosquito species identification is an essential step for proper management and control of malaria vectors. Misidentification of members in the Anopheles dirus complex, some which are primary malaria vectors in Thailand and mainland Southeast Asia, remains problematic because of indistinguishable or overlapping morphological characters between sibling species. Moreover, there is a need for alternative methods, since the existing molecular techniques in the literature are not entirely satisfactory in differentiating all members in the An. Read More

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December 2017
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Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes In Deltamethrin-Resistant Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):324-330

Culex quinquefasciatus is one of China's major house-dwelling mosquito species and an important vector of filariasis and encephalitis. Chemical treatments represent one of the most successful approaches for comprehensive mosquito prevention and control. However, the widespread use of chemical pesticides has led to the occurrence and development of insecticide resistance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6658.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Regional Survey of Mosquito Control Knowledge and Usage In North Carolina.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):331-339

Mosquitoes are a nuisance and can transmit pathogens to humans and other animals, resulting in notable morbidity and mortality. Organized mosquito control programs conduct surveillance, source reduction, treatment of mosquito oviposition sites, and adulticiding to protect public health. However, in some regions, there has been a decline in county and municipal mosquito control programs, and homeowners increasingly contract with private mosquito control companies or address mosquito-related issues themselves at the household level. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6669.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Preliminary Results On the Efficacy of Macroalgal Extracts Against Larvae of Aedes albopictus.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):352-354

Activity of ethanolic extracts of the algae Ulva rigida, Asparagopsis taxiformis, Dictyota dichotoma, and Cystoseira barbata, collected along Italian coasts, was tested against larvae of the Asian tiger mosquito ( Aedes albopictus), a vector of pathogens for animals and humans. Tests were carried out using 10 specimens of 3rd-stage larvae per test, following the World Health Organization standard protocol with minor modifications. Among algal extracts, only D. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6638.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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A Small-Scale Investigation Into the Effect of A Larvicidal Oil On Oviposition Site Preference By Aedes aegypti.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):355-357

Larvicidal oils can be used to control immature Aedes aegypti and other pestiferous mosquitoes. To test whether oil-based larvicides also act as oviposition deterrents, indoor and semi-field trials were conducted at the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence in Jacksonville, FL. In both studies, treatment cages consisted of oviposition cups lined with seed germination paper as an oviposition substrate and filled with 1-wk-old southern live oak ( Quercus virginiana) leaf litter-infused water. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6667.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Comparison of Adult Mosquito Abundance From Biogents-2 Sentinel and Biogents Gravid Aedes Traps In Northeastern Florida.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):358-360

Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, Box 43, 937 Child Street, Jacksonville, FL 32212.

We compared the efficacy of the Biogents Gravid Aedes Trap (BG-GAT) and Biogents-2 Sentinel (BG2S) trap to assess differences in adult mosquito collection rates between these 2 mosquito surveillance methods in northeastern Florida. Species diversity of trap collections was significantly greater for BG2S than for BG-GAT, with 14 mosquito species collected from the former trap and 4 species from the latter. Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus were the 2 predominant species collected in both traps. Read More

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December 2017
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BG-Sentinel™ Trap Efficacy As A Component of Proof-Of-Concept For Push-Pull Control Strategy For Dengue Vector Mosquitoes.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):293-300

The efficacy of the BG-Sentinel™ (BGS) trap as a "pull" component of a "push-pull" system (PPS) for management of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti, was evaluated using local households in Pu Tuey, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The pull component was the concluding phase of a 3-part investigation using a PPS combination spatial repellent (SR) and BGS trap to capture adult vector mosquitoes. Two sentinel households were selected for evaluation of BGS trap efficacy based on the highest pretrial indoor resting densities of Ae. Read More

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December 2017
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Laboratory Evaluation of Synthetic Blends of l-(+)-Lactic Acid, Ammonia, and Ketones As Potential Attractants For Aedes aegypti.

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P M Venkatesh A Sen

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):301-308

Attraction of Aedes aegypti to various binary, trinary, and quaternary blends of lactic acid and ketones with or without ammonia was studied using a dual choice olfactometer. A dose dependent attraction was observed in cases of single compounds where cyclopentanone attracted the highest percentage (36.9 ± 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6599.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Diversity of Mosquitoes At the Itatiaia National Park, State of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):270-275

A temporal observational study was conducted with the aim of characterizing Culicidae richness, diversity, abundance, and species similarity in fragments of Atlantic Forest within the Itatiaia National Park, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A total of 31 mosquito species were collected in 2 sampling stations, during the day and night, and the abundance index and dominance coefficient for each species were calculated. The results showed that the culicid density was higher during the day, and the time preference was directly influenced by the climate variables analyzed, which acted as limiting factors for mosquito occurrence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6671.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Field Trial To Evaluate Two Different Procedures For Monitoring the Efficacy of Aquatain® Against Culex pipiens and Aedes albopictus IN CATCH BASINS.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):318-323

Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens are commonly distributed in Italy and represent the main species found in catch basins. The application of a silicone-based film (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6682.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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First Record of Culex coronator In Shelby County, Tennessee.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):345-347

Shelby County Vector Control, 2480 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.

Culex coronator has been identified in Shelby County, TN, for the first time as an established species. This is an important discovery since the range of Cx. coronator is unknown in Tennessee and it has been found positive for West Nile virus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6702.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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First Record of Aedes japonicus In Florida.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):340-344

The presence of Aedes j. japonicus in Florida is reported for the first time. Four adult females were collected by a Mosquito Magnet® X trap baited with pressurized CO in Okaloosa County, FL, in August 2012 and later identified as Ae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6696.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Relative Insecticidal Efficacy of Three Spatial Repellent Integrated Light Sources Against Aedes aegypti.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):348-351

Three repellent products, OFF! Mosquito Lamp, Insecticandel, and Rescue DecoShield, were comparatively evaluated against Aedes aegypti in 130-m enclosed areas with a 317-m air volume. The results showed that the OFF! Mosquito Lamp with metofluthrin had a greater effect than the Insecticandel with transfluthrin, which had greater effect than the DecoShield with lemongrass oil and several other plant oils against Ae. aegypti. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6675.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Effectiveness of Five Products To Control Culex pipiens Larvae In Urban Stormwater Catch Basins.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):309-317

Effectiveness in controlling mosquito larvae in stormwater catch basins in the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (northeastern Cook County, IL) was determined for 2 extended-duration larvicides indicating up to 180 days of control on their labels (Natular™ XRT, FourStar® Briquet) and 3 larvicides indicating up to 30 days of control (Natular™ T30, Natular™ G30, and VectoLex® FG). Over the course of the 26-wk study, catch basins receiving the extended-release products were treated twice (an initial treatment in early April followed by a re-treatment after 16 wk), and catch basins receiving the shorter-duration products were treated every 28 days, with the 1st treatment occurring during the 1st week in April. Control in an individual catch basin was considered to have failed if late-stage larvae or pupae were found in 2-dip samples taken from the catch basin. Read More

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December 2017
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Vector Competence of Some Mosquito Species From Canada For Zika Virus.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):276-281

The recent introduction of Zika virus (ZIKV) into the Americas and the occurrence of birth defects associated with infection during pregnancy have created a concern about the spread of this virus into more northern countries in the Americas. Therefore, we examined several species of mosquitoes found in southern Manitoba, Canada, for their susceptibility to infection and their ability to transmit ZIKV. Aedes cinereus, Ae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6664.1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Quantitative Analysis of Aedes albopictus Movement Behavior Following Sublethal Exposure To Prallethrin.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 12;33(4):282-292

The pyrethroid prallethrin, an AI in DUET™ (Clarke Mosquito Control, St. Charles, IL), is widely marketed ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito adulticide. Volatilized prallethrin is intended to stimulate mosquito flight, increasing its adulticide effectiveness. Read More

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December 2017
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First Data on Resistance to Pyrethroids in Wild Populations of Aedes albopictus from Spain.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):246-249

The invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus, found in Spain since 2004, is a competent vector of yellow fever, Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses among other diseases. Although controversial, the use of adulticiding is a relevant tool for vector control and could be crucial for the management of any possible outbreak of imported diseases. We present the 1st study in Spain on the susceptibility of field populations from Barcelona, Peñíscola, Castellón, and Mallorca of Ae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6636R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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Sugar and Multivitamin Diet Effects on The Longevity and Mating Capacity of Laboratory-Reared Male Anopheline Mosquitoes.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):175-183

Department of Entomology, US Army Medical Component, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

Successful mating by male mosquitoes is dependent on several factors, with sugar feeding being particularly important. The effect of ingested vitamins on adult male mosquitoes is poorly understood. This laboratory study used 3 anopheline species, Anopheles campestris, An. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6634R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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Evidence for Sticky-Trap Avoidance by Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae), in Response to Trapped Flies.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):250-252

Trent University Biology Department, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8 Canada.

Populations of stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans, and other filth flies are often sampled using sticky traps. We wanted to know whether flies already caught on sticky traps might inhibit to some extent subsequent flies from being caught. To test this, we recorded the number of stable flies landing on white plastic corrugated panels (Coroplast®), which were prepared according to 4 treatments: 12 live stable flies glued to the surface, 12 live house flies (Musca domestica) glued to the surface, 12 black dots, and no treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6651R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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A Statewide Survey for Container-Breeding Mosquitoes in Mississippi.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):229-232

Container-breeding mosquitoes are important in public health due to outbreaks of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue viruses. This paper documents the distribution of container-breeding mosquito species in Mississippi, with special emphasis on the genus Aedes. Five sites in each of the 82 Mississippi counties were sampled monthly between May 1 and August 31, 2016, and 50,109 mosquitoes in 14 species were collected. Read More

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September 2017
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Characterization of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) and Its Impact Against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus Eggs at Low Temperature.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):184-192

Crop Bioprotection Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 61604.

We examined the growth characteristics of Tolypocladium cylindrosporum IBT 41712 and its potential to infect eggs of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus at a low temperature (15°C). When grown on Sabouraud dextrose agar supplemented with yeast extract, the IBT 41712 formed white colonies turning to a slightly darker, off-white color when mature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6596R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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Adulticidal Susceptibility Evaluation of Aedes albopictus Using New Diagnostic Doses in Penang Island, Malaysia.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):200-208

Insecticide-based vector control approaches are facing challenges due to the development of resistance in vector mosquitoes. Therefore, a proper resistance surveillance program using baseline lethal concentrations is crucial for resistance management strategies. Currently, the World Health Organization's (WHO) diagnostic doses established for Aedes aegypti and Anopheles species are being used to study the resistance status of Aedes albopictus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6607R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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First Record of Culex Coronator in Virginia, with Notes on Its Rapid Dispersal, Trapping Methods, and Biology.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):225-228

Suffolk Mosquito Control, Department of Public Works, 800 Carolina Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.

Culex coronator is a Neotropical mosquito species that was first described in Trinidad in the early 20th century. Since then, the species has been discovered from Patagonia to the southern USA. A single adult female Cx. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6668R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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VectorTest™ West Nile Virus Antigen Assay in an Inhibition Platform as Field Screening Tool for Flavivirus Group-Specific Antibodies in Brazilian Equines.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):237-240

Arbovirus Diseases Branch (NCEZID-DVBD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3156 Rampart Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521.

Current methods for detecting Flavivirus antibodies are enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) and neutralization tests, both of which require laboratories and trained staff. We evaluated the VectorTest™ West Nile Virus Antigen Assay in an inhibition platform (VecTest-inhibition assay [VIA]) as a simpler screening method for detecting antibodies for a variety of flaviviruses among a population of equines from Brazil. We found that the VIA is a field-deployable rapid method with 100% sensitivity and 64% specificity compared with blocking ELISA for the detection of group-specific Flavivirus antibodies in equine serum samples. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6645R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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Citizen Science as a Tool for Mosquito Control.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):241-245

In this paper, we share our findings from a 2-year citizen science program called Mosquito Stoppers. This pest-oriented citizen science project is part of a larger coupled natural-human systems project seeking to understand the fundamental drivers of mosquito population density and spatial variability in potential exposure to mosquito-borne pathogens in a matrix of human construction, urban renewal, and individual behaviors. Focusing on residents in West Baltimore, participants were recruited through neighborhood workshops and festivals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6644R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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Effect of Nozzle Orientation on Dispersion of Aqualuer 20-20 Sprayed by a Truck-Mounted Ultra-Low Volume Sprayer Against Caged Aedes aegypti.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):209-214

Inconsistencies in efficacy of ultra-low volume (ULV) ground applications in the literature are linked to the lack of adjustments in sprayer parameters. To investigate the effect of nozzle orientation of a truck-mounted ULV sprayer on application efficacy, a study was conducted at St. Johns County Fairground, Elkton, FL, during the summer of 2014. Read More

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September 2017
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Mosquito Vector Biology and Control in Latin America-A 27th Symposium.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):215-224

The 27th Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the AMCA in San Diego, CA, in February 2017. The Latin American Symposia promote the participation of vector control specialists, public health workers, and academicians from Latin America and the sharing of data between continents. Generally, presentations are in Spanish and simultaneously translated in English, although the majority of PowerPoint slides are in English so all meeting attendees can understand the content. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6653.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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Evaluating the Vector Control Potential of the In2Care® Mosquito Trap Against Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus Under Semifield Conditions in Manatee County, Florida.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):193-199

Manatee County Mosquito Control District, 2317 2nd Avenue W, Palmetto, FL 34221.

Successful integrated vector management programs may need new strategies in addition to conventional larviciding and adulticiding strategies to target Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus, which can develop in small, often cryptic, artificial and natural containers. The In2Care® mosquito trap was recently developed to target and kill larval and adult stages of these invasive container-inhabiting Aedes mosquitoes by utilizing autodissemination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6642R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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La Crosse Virus Vectors Are Host-Seeking and Ovipositing After 1700 H in Eastern Tennessee.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Sep;33(3):233-236

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.

La Crosse virus (LACV) is transmitted via the bites of infected Aedes mosquitoes (Ae. triseriatus, Ae. albopictus, and Ae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6620R.1DOI Listing
September 2017
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Phylogenetic Relationships Among Malaria Vectors and Closely Related Species in Thailand Using Multilocus DNA Sequences.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):91-102

The evolutionary and taxonomic status is important for understanding speciation events and phylogenetic relationships between closely related vector and nonvector species. This information is useful for targeting important disease vector species groups for the development of novel genetic-based vector and pathogen control methods. In this study, different phylogenetic analyses were performed to reconstruct phylogenetic trees for the primary malaria vectors in Thailand based on sequence information of 4 DNA fragments from the nuclear and mitochondrial regions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6637.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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2017 AMCA Presidential Address: Remarks On Leadership and the AMCA.

Authors:
Stanton E Cope

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 06;33(2):87-90

AMCA, 1120 Route 73, Suite 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6657.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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Comparative Efficiency of Biogents Gravid Aedes Trap, Cdc Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap, and CDC Gravid Trap in Northeastern Florida.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):103-107

We conducted a study to compare the effectiveness of the Biogents Gravid Aedes Trap (BG-GAT) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO) with that of the CDC Gravid Trap (CDC-GT) (as a standard) for their proficiency to collect mosquitoes in an urban residential neighborhood in northeastern Florida. Aedes aegypti , Ae. albopictus, and Culex quinquefasciatus were collected from each trap, with the latter species being predominant. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6628.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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Field Evaluation of Pyriproxyfen Against Mosquitoes in Catch Basins in Southern California.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):145-147

In a field trial, pyriproxyfen (Sumilarv 0.5% G) applied at 10 g and 50 g per catch basin and S-methoprene (Altosid XR briquet 2.1%) at 1 briquet per catch basin at a local park provided 100% inhibition of adult emergence (IAE) of the test species, Culex quinquefasciatus , for the first 3 wk. Read More

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June 2017
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Update on the Distribution of Aedes japonicus in Maine, 2001-15.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):136-138

The first confirmed collection of Aedes japonicus in Maine was in Cumberland County in 2001. Since that initial collection, it has been found in 7 of Maine's 16 counties between 2001 and 2015. These collections include the northernmost collection of Ae. Read More

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June 2017
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2017 AMCA Memorial Lecture Honoree: Dr. Jimmy Karl Olson 1942-2015.

Authors:
William J Sames

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 06;33(2):156-165

PO Box 594, Leakey, TX 78873.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6646.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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Phototaxis of Propsilocerus akamusi (Diptera: Chironomidae) From a Shallow Eutrophic Lake in Response to Led Lamps.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):128-133

A study on the attraction of adult Propsilocerus akamusi midges to different-colored light traps was carried out from October 21 to November 15, 2013. The 6 colored lights used in light-emitting diode (LED) lamps were white, green, red, blue, amber, and ultraviolet (UV). The UV lamp attracted the most P. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6600.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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Evaluation of Pyriproxyfen Dissemination via Aedes albopictus From a Point-Source Larvicide Application in Northeast Florida.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):151-155

The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus , ranks among the most important vectors of dengue fever, Zika virus, and chikungunya virus. With no specific medications or vaccines available, vector control is the only way to combat these diseases. Autodissemination of the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen (NyGuard®) from a point-source treatment was evaluated in field settings in northeast Florida. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/14-6459.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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Effect of Common Species of Florida Landscaping Plants on the Efficacy of Attractive Toxic Sugar Baits Against Aedes albopictus.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):139-141

Attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) was applied to 5 different types of commonly found plants in landscaping of northeastern Florida. The ATSB applications were assessed for possible plant effects and preference against Aedes albopictus in semifield evaluations. Positive and negative controls consisted of plants sprayed with attractive sugar bait (no toxicant) and plants with nothing applied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6590.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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Comparison of Mosquito Abundance From Biogents Sentinel 2.0 Traps With and Without Rain Covers.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):148-150

Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, Box 43, 937 Child Street, Jacksonville, FL 32212.

Biogents Sentinel (BGS) traps have rapidly become a standard for adult Aedes aegypti surveillance. Several investigators have found that trap collections can be damaged easily by heavy dew or rain entering the trap intake port. In addition, water entering the trap may temporarily stop the fan, thus reducing the collection potential of the trap. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6622.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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Field Evaluation of Indoor Thermal Fog and Ultra-Low Volume Applications For Control of Aedes aegypti in Thailand.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):116-127

Efficacies of a handheld thermal fogger (Patriot™) and a backpack ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayer (Twister™) with combinations of 2 different adulticides (pyrethrin, deltamethrin) and an insect growth regulator (pyriproxyfen) were field-tested and compared for their impact on reducing indoor Aedes aegypti populations in Thailand. The effectiveness of the indoor space sprays was evaluated by sampling the natural Ae. aegypti population in houses and determining their physiological status, by monitoring mortality of sentinel caged mosquitoes (AFRIMS strain) and by assessing larval mortality in laboratory bioassays using water exposed to the spray. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6594.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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Diagnostic Doses of Insecticides for Adult Aedes aegypti to Assess Insecticide Resistance in Cuba.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):142-144

The objective of this study was to determine diagnostic doses (DDs) of 5 insecticides for the Rockefeller susceptible strain of Aedes aegypti , using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bottle bioassay as a tool for monitoring insecticide resistance in the Cuban vector control program. The 30-min DD values determined in this study were 13.5 μg/ml, 6. Read More

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June 2017
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Evaluation of the Trapping Performance of Four Biogents AG Traps and Two Lures for the Surveillance of Aedes albopictus and Other Host-Seeking Mosquitoes.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):108-115

The BG-Sentinel® (BGS) trap has recently been redesigned for increased durability and ergonomic functionality, marketed as the BG-Sentinel 2® (BGS2). We evaluated the trapping performance of these 2 traps in addition to the BG-Sentinel prototype (BGSP), a model similar to the BGS2 that was beta tested in several US states in 2014, and the BG-SNAP (SNAP), which is a prototype revision of the BG-Mosquitito™. We also evaluated 2 new Biogents AG lures: the BG-Lure cartridge and BG-Sweetscent™, as they are granular formulations replacing the original mesh BG-Lure®. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6596.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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First Record of Aedes albopictus in Jordan.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Jun;33(2):134-135

The presence of Aedes albopictus in Jordan is reported for the 1st time based on collections of larvae and adults from 7 sites representing 3 governorates (Irbid, Ajloun, and Balqa). Adults were recovered from around houses, while larvae were collected from concrete reservoirs, water tanks for irrigation, small containers, and water barrels. Larvae of Ae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6641.1DOI Listing
June 2017
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New Records of Aedes aegypti In Southern Oklahoma, 2016.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Mar;33(1):56-59

Aedes aegypti is an important subtropical vector species and is predicted to have a limited year-round distribution in the southern United States. Collection of the species has not been officially verified in Oklahoma since 1940. Adult mosquitoes were collected in 42 sites across 7 different cities in Oklahoma using 3 different mosquito traps between May and September 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6627.1DOI Listing
March 2017
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Efficacy of Deltagard, Fyfanon, and Evoluer™ 31-66 Against Culex quinquefasciatus In Harris County, Texas.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Mar;33(1):36-42

Mosquito and Vector Control Division, Harris County Public Health, 3330 Old Spanish Trail, Building D, Houston, TX 77021.

The comparative efficacy of ultra-low volume applications of deltamethrin, permethrin, and malathion against specific adult populations of Culex quinquefasciatus , a primary regional vector of Saint Louis encephalitis and West Nile virus, using field cage tests is described. At labeled application rates, the estimated mass median diameters for Fyfanon, Evoluer™, and DeltaGard were 18.32, 19. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6617.1DOI Listing
March 2017
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Biology of Psorophora albigenu Under Laboratory Conditions.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Mar;33(1):64-66

The present study investigates the effect of multiple immersions on Psorophora albigenu eggs and their development cycle under laboratory conditions. Engorged Ps. albigenu specimens were captured in January 2011 around the Transpantaneira Park Road, Mato Grosso, Brazil, using CO-baited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention light traps. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6615.1DOI Listing
March 2017
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2016 AMCA Memorial Lecture Honoree: Thomas Oscar Fultz, Jr.: A Modern Mosquito Pioneer.

Authors:
Joseph M Conlon

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 03;33(1):75-80

American Mosquito Control Association, 1120 Route 73, Suite 200, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6632.1DOI Listing
March 2017
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Comparison of Two New Traps To the Biogents BG-Sentinel Trap For Collecting Aedes albopictus In North Florida.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Mar;33(1):71-74

Multiple surveillance traps are currently available for adult mosquito surveillance. In this study, 2 new types, the Maxttrac™ Uno and Maxttrac™ Breeze mosquito traps, were compared against the BioGents™-Sentinel trap (BGS) for overall success in collecting Aedes albopictus in a 1,027-m vehicle enclosure and in the field. The enclosure test results showed both traps collected significantly fewer Ae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6601.1DOI Listing
March 2017
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Ability of Three General-Use Pesticides To Suppress Nymphal Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae).

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 Mar;33(1):50-55

We evaluated 3 over-the-counter pesticides for their ability to suppress host-seeking Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum nymphs. We applied liquid concentrate and granular formulations of Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer, Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer, and Ortho Bug-B-Gon to forest plots using equipment available for purchase at retail home improvement outlets. All 3 liquid formulations provided rapid knockdown (≥98% control) of both species 1 day after application. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/16-6610.1DOI Listing
March 2017
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2016 AMCA Presidential Address: Countering Vector-Borne Disease Threats .

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2017 03;33(1):1-7

USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL 32608.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2987/17-6635.1DOI Listing
March 2017
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