Objective To establish the system of surveillance and forecast for dengue fever, a sensitive, effective, and feasible appliance was developed for the monitoring of dengue fever vector, Aedes albopictus in field. Methods According to the ecological characters of Aedes albopictus , and the structure of CDC(USA) ovitrap and housefly trap, we invented a Mosq ovitrap in which the mosquito would be attracted to oviposit, and would be caught. The attractive effect was tested in laboratory and in field. Results In laboratory both the positive mosquito and oviposition indexes of new Mosq ovitrap were 100 and the average adults and eggs were 12.25 and 1 369.2 in one trap,while in the dweller environment, the indexes were 26.2 and 27.1 respectively, and they were higher than the container index and similar to the Bretaeu index. The positive oviposition index was 18.6 in field. Conclusion As an appliance for monitoring vector of dengue fever, the new Mosq ovitrap had a high attractive effect for Aedes albopictus .
Chinese Journal of Vector Biology and Control