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

Nearby Locations

Parramatta Penrith Blue Mountains

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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".

26/3/2003: Numbers are again slightly down. The Golf Course trapped 'medium' numbers (95), with 71 Ochlerotatus notoscriptus. Maze Park also had 'medium' numbers (94), with 77 Ochlerotatus notoscriptus. Lambert Park trapped 'medium' numbers (59), with 32 Ochlerotatus vigilax. All other sites yielded 'low' numbers.

19/3/2003: Numbers are only slightly down upon the previous week, although several 'high' collections were made. Wharf Road trapped 'medium' numbers (55), with 27 Ochlerotatus vigilax. The Golf Course had a 'high' collection of 115, dominated by 82 Ochlerotatus notoscriptus. Maze Park also trapped 'high' numbers (186), with Ochlerotatus notoscriptus (145) again dominating the collections. Lambert Park trapped 'medium' numbers (90), with 54 Ochlerotatus vigilax. The other sites yielded 'low' numbers.

12/3/2003: Mosquito numbers continue to be up due to the hatching of Ochlerotatus vigilax. Lambert Park had the largest numbers, with a 'high' collection of 303, dominated by 270 Ochlerotatus vigilax. Maze Park also trapped 'high' numbers (112), with majority (67) being Ochlerotatus vigilax. Darvall Park yielded 'medium' numbers (88) and again most (64) were Ochlerotatus vigilax. Wharf Road trapped had a 'medium' collection (76), with 49 Ochlerotatus vigilax. The other sites yielded 'low' numbers.

5/3/2003: Mosquito numbers are up this week due to hatching of Ochlerotatus vigilax as a result of the recent rains and high tide. Maze Park yielded 'high' mosquito numbers of 124, including 62 Ochlerotatus vigilax. Likewise, the Golf Course also had a 'high' collection (120), most being Ochlerotatus vigilax (84). Wharf Road trapped 'medium' numbers (86), including 79 Ochlerotatus vigilax. Lambert Park also trapped 'medium' numbers (95) and again Ochlerotatus vigilax dominated (68). Darvall had a 'medium' collection of 75 mosquitoes, with 65 Ochlerotatus vigilax. Miriam Park trapped 'low' numbers.

19/2/2003: Overall mosquito numbers were down this week, with only Wharf Road and Lambert Park having 'medium' numbers. Wharf Road collected 65 mosquitoes, with 59 Ochlerotatus vigilax. Lambert Park also trapped 65, including 47 Ochlerotatus vigilax.

12/2/2003: Wharf Road yielded 'high' numbers (116), with 95 Ochlerotatus vigilax. Lambert Park had a 'medium' collection of 60 mosquitoes, including 27 Ochlerotatus vigilax. All other sites trapped 'low' numbers.

5/2/2003: 'Low' numbers were trapped from all sites.

29/1/2003: Like last week, all sites trapped 'low' numbers, although Wharf Road had a 'medium' collection of 70, including 52 Ochlerotatus vigilax.

22/1/2003: All sites trapped 'low' numbers, except for the Golf Course, which had a 'medium' collection of 52, including 33 Ochlerotatus vigilax.

15/1/2003: All sites trapped 'low' numbers, except for Lambert Park, which had a 'medium' collection of 55, including 32 Ochlerotatus vigilax.

8/1/2003: Most sites trapped 'low' numbers. Lambert Park had a 'medium' collection (53), with 30 Ochlerotatus notoscriptus, while Maze Park also yielded 'medium' numbers (56), including 37 Ochlerotatus notoscriptus.

3/1/2003: Numbers were slightly up this week, although 'low' from most sites. Maze Park trapped 'medium' numbers (79), with 49 Ochlerotatus notoscriptus.

18/12/2002: All sites trapped 'low' mosquito numbers, except for Wharf Road, which had a 'medium' (71) collection, with 36 Ochlerotatus notoscriptus.

12/12/2002: All sites trapped 'low' mosquito numbers.

4/12/2002: All sites trapped 'low' mosquito numbers.

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