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J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 1995 Sep;11(3):295-301.

Effect of wind velocity on suction trap catches of some Florida mosquitoes.

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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, IFAS, University of Florida, Vero Beach 32962, USA.


The correlations between wind velocity and suction trap catches of mosquitoes when taken at 15-min intervals during the night were studied at 2 locations. Although normal mosquito flight speeds are approximately 1 m/sec, trap catches were reduced about 50% by winds of 0.5 m/sec and 75% at 1.0 m/sec. Trap catches were inversely related to winds of all velocities and even the lightest winds reduced trap catches. No evidence was found for a threshold below which wind velocity had no effect.

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