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J Med Entomol. 2017 Jan;54(1):221-228. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjw136. Epub 2016 Sep 16.

Comparison of Adult Mosquito Black-Light and Light-Emitting Diode Traps at Three Cowsheds Located in Malaria-Endemic Areas of the Republic of Korea.

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5th Medical Detachment, 168th Multifunctional Medical Battalion 65 Medical Brigade, Unit 15247, APO AP, 96205-5247 (;;
College of Natural Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea (;
MEDDAC-K/65th Medical Brigade, Unit 15281, APO AP 96205-5281 (


Adult mosquito surveillance and field trials evaluated selected commercially available ultraviolet black-light (BL) and light-emitting diode (LED) traps at three sites where vivax malaria is endemic from May to October 2015 in northwestern Republic of Korea. Collections totaled 283,929 adult mosquitoes (280,355 [98.74%] females and 3,574 [1.26%] males) comprising 17 species (including six members of the Anopheles Hyrcanus Group) belonging to six genera. The four most predominant female species collected were Aedes vexans nipponii (Theobald) (83.84%), followed by Anopheles Hyrcanus Group (13.66%), Culex pipiens Group (1.67%), and Culex tritaeniorhynchus Giles (0.54%). Overall, LED traps (188,125) collected significantly more female mosquitoes compared with BL traps (92,230; Pā€‰=ā€‰0.0001, Pā€‰<ā€‰0.05). Results from these field evaluations significantly enhance vector and disease surveillance efforts, especially for the primary vectors of malaria (Anopheles Hyrcanus Group) and Japanese encephalitis (Cx. tritaeniorhynchus).


Anopheles; Culex; Korea; black-light trap; light-emitting diode trap

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