NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
Ballina 2002-2003
Mosquito/Virus Results

Nearby Location

Tweed Heads

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News & Comments

Note that for mosquito numbers 0 - 50 mosquitoes = "Low", 51 - 100 = "Medium",
101 - 1,000 = "High", 1,001 - 10,000 = "Very High", >10,000 = "Extreme".

21/5/2003: Greenfield Road had a trap failure. North Creek yield unseasonally large numbers, with a 'high' collection of 722 mosquitoes, including 224 Culex sitiens.

8/5/2003: Greenfield Road yielded 'high' numbers (465), with 239 Ochlerotatus procax. North Creek Road had a trap failure.

30/4/2003: Another 'high' collection of 413 mosquitoes was made from North Creek Road, dominated by 130 Verrallina funerea and 115 Culex sitiens. Greenfield Road had a trap failure.

16/4/2003: Mosquito numbers are well up this week, 'high' from both sites, and around double the average. Greenfield Road trapped 426 mosquitoes, with 228 Ochlerotatus multiplex. North Creek Road yielded 758 mosquitoes, including 266 Culex sitiens.

10/4/2003: Mosquito collections are still 'high' from both sites. Greenfield Road trapped 183 mosquitoes, with 112 Ochlerotatus multiplex. North Creek Road yielded 354 mosquitoes, including 110 Culex sitiens.

3/4/2003: Mosquito numbers continue to be 'high' from both sites. Greenfield Road trapped 335 mosquitoes, with 227 Ochlerotatus multiplex. North Creek Road yielded 883 mosquitoes, including 407 Culex sitiens.

26/3/2003: Mosquito numbers are still up and almost double the long term average, with 'high' numbers from both sites. Greenfield Road trapped 715 mosquitoes, with 380 Ochlerotatus multiplex. North Creek Road yielded 777 mosquitoes, including 235 Culex sitiens.

19/3/2003: Mosquito numbers continue to climb and were the highest for the season. Greenfield Road trapped 'high' numbers (374), dominated by 316 Ochlerotatus multiplex. North Creek Road yielded the first 'very high' collection of the season, with a total of 1346 mosquitoes, with 658 Verrallina funerea.

11/3/2003: Mosquito numbers are up this week with a 'high' collection of 201 from Greenfield Road, including 42 Ochlerotatus vigilax. North Creek Road was also well up and had 'high' numbers as well, with a total of 672 mosquitoes dominated by 469 Verrallina funerea.

6/3/2003: A 'low' collection was trapped from Greenfield Road , while at North Creek Road the traps were not set due to strong winds.

27/2/2003: A 'low' collection was trapped from Greenfield Road , while North Creek Road had a 'high' collection of 153, including 118 Culex sitiens.

19/2/2003: Numbers are well up this week, with a 'high' collection of 296 from North Creek Road, including 114 Culex sitiens. A 'low' collection was trapped from Greenfield Road.

13/2/2003: A 'low' collection was trapped from Greenfield Road , while North Creek Road had a 'high' collection of 103, including 45 Culex sitiens.

9/2/2003: Both sites trapped 'low' numbers.

30/1/2003: Mosquito numbers were well below average this week. A 'low' collection was trapped from Greenfield Road , while North Creek Road had a 'medium' collection of 59, including 53 Culex sitiens.

22/1/2003: 'Low' numbers were trapped from Greenfield Road , while North Creek Road had a 'medium' collection of 72, including 51 Culex sitiens.

16/1/2003: A 'medium' collection of 86 mosquitoes (being well below average) was made from North Creek Road, including 64 Culex sitiens. Greenfield Road had a trap failure.

7/1/2002: 'Low' numbers were trapped from North Creek Road, while Greenfield Road had a trap failure.

3/1/2002: 'Low' numbers were trapped from North Creek Road, while Greenfield Road had a trap failure.

17/12/2002: Both sites trapped 'low' numbers.

13/12/2002: Both sites trapped 'low' numbers.

5/12/2002: Both sites trapped 'low' numbers.

30/11/2002: Greenfield Road collected 'low' numbers, while North Creek Road was not set.

21/11/2002: Mosquito numbers are well below average this week, with a 'low' collection from Greenfield Road and a 'medium' collection of 72 from North Creek Road, including 38 Ochlerotatus vigilax.

14/11/2002: Greenfield Road collected 'low' numbers, while North Creek Road collected 'high' numbers (107), with 51 Culex sitiens.

5/11/2002: Greenfield Road collected 'low' numbers, while North Creek Road yielded 'medium' numbers (53), with 28 Culex sitiens.

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