The Third Edition of this popular reference work describes the methods and rationale for sampling mosquitoes. Originally written by Professor M. W. Service, the book has been updated by John B Silver. More than 1,000 new references have been added and out-of-date material has been removed. The book emphasizes the ecology and behavior of those species that play a role as vectors of human and animal diseases and infections. Designed to serve as a practical reference for field entomologists and mosquito control specialists, it describes sampling methods and trapping technologies and tools for the collection of mosquitoes from egg to adult.
John B. Silver studied Zoology at Manchester University, UK and Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine under Professor M.W. Service. John has undertaken ecological research and published several articles on mosquito ecology. John now works as a freelance consultant for the United Nations in the areas of Health and International Development and lives in New York.
Designing a Mosquito Sampling Programme.- Sampling the Egg Population.- Sampling the Larval Population.- Sampling the Emerging Adult Population.- Sampling the Adult Resting Population.- Sampling Adults by Animal Bait Catches and by Animal-Baited Traps.- Blood-feeding and its Epidemiological Significance.- Sampling Adults with Non-attractant Traps.- Sampling Adults with Light-Traps.- Sampling Adults with Carbon Dioxide Traps.- Sampling Adults with Visual Attraction Traps, Sound Traps and Other Miscellaneous Attraction Traps.- Estimation of the Mortalities of the Immature Stages.- Methods of Age-grading Adults and Estimation of Adult Survival Rates.- Estimating the size of the Adult Population.- Measuring Adult Dispersal.- Experimental Hut Techniques.- Indices of Association and Species Diversity Indices.