Sampling adult populations of anopheles mosquitoes

Julie Anne A. Tangena, Alexandra Hiscox, Paul T. Brey*

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For the control and elimination of malaria, information on the local vector dynamics is essential. This information provides guidance on appropriate and timely deployment of vector control tools and their subsequent success. The data on the dynamics of local mosquito populations can be collected using many different Anopheles sampling methods. Dependent on the objectives, resources, time, and local environment, different traps and methods can be chosen. This chapter describes the sampling of adult populations, focusing on the important preparatory stages and some of the widely used sampling methods. The trapping methods discussed in this chapter are the human landing catch, human-baited net trap, animal landing catch, animal-baited net trap, CDC miniature light trap, Biogents Suna trap, peripheral net collection, pyrethrum collection, exit/entry trap, and resting shelter. For optimal deployment in the field, a step-by-step description of the sampling methods is given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMalaria Control and Elimination
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781493995509
ISBN (Print)9781493995493
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Animal landing catch
  • Animal-baited net trap
  • Anopheles
  • Biogents Suna trap
  • CDC miniature light trap
  • Exit-entry trap
  • Human landing catch
  • Human-baited net trap
  • Mosquito traps
  • Peripheral net collection
  • Pyrethrum collection
  • Resting shelter


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