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collapsible passive trap for mosquitoes

collapsible passive trap for mosquitoes

Developed by entomologists at James Cook University in Australia, the collapsible passive trap performs as well as other commonly used mosquito traps but in a lighter, easier-to-carry design, making it an attractive option for mosquito monitoring in remote areas. Researchers tested an all-white version (left) and a blue and white version (middle). The diagram at right show the component parts: (a) inverted trap entry; (b) carbon dioxide distributor; (c) blue GORE-TEX-like fabric; (d) white no-see-um mesh fabric. (Image originally published in Meyer et al 2018, Journal of Medical Entomology)

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