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mosquito light trap

The standard light trap for monitoring mosquitoes, such as this historical example from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has remained largely unchanged for decades. A new study, however, shows that replacing the incandescent light source with light-emitting diodes of specific wavelengths can improve the trapping of mosquitoes known to carry and transmit malaria. (Photo credit: James Gathany, CDC Public Health Image Library)

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