NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
Port Stephens 2006-2007
Mosquito/Virus Results

Nearby Locations

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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".

1/May/2007: Gan Gan trapped 'low' numbers. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 182, with 75 Culex annulirostris. Medowie had 'low' numbers. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (253), with 162 Aedes vigilax.  Heatherbrae collected 'high' numbers (654), with 228 Aedes vigilax and 79 Culex annulirostris.

27/Apr/2007: There was one Ross River virus isolated from Aedes flavifrons collected at Heatherbrae on 17/Apr/2007.

26/Apr/2007: There was one Ross River virus isolated from Aedes vigilax collected at Medowie on 17/Apr/2007.

17/Apr/2007: Gan Gan trapped 'low' numbers. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 128, with 41 Culex annulirostris. Medowie had 'low' numbers. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (248), with 198 Aedes vigilax.  Heatherbrae collected 'very high' numbers (3,011), with 937 Aedes vigilax and 916 Culex annulirostris.

10/Apr/2007:  There was two Ross River viruses isolated from Heatherbrae mosquitoes trapped on 3/Apr/07, one each from Aedes vigilax and Culex annulirostris.

3/Apr/2007: Gan Gan collected 'medium' numbers (78), with 25 Aedes vigilax. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 161, with 43 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'high' (180) mosquito collection and included 108 Culex annulirostris. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (644), with 566 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae collected 'very high' numbers (1,943), with 866 Aedes vigilax and 533 Culex annulirostris.

13/Mar/2007: Gan Gan collected 'medium' numbers (51), with 19 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash and Medowie yielded 'low' numbers. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (427), with 395 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae collected 'very high' numbers (1,892), with 832 Aedes vigilax and 596 Culex annulirostris.

7/Mar/2007: Gan Gan, Saltash and Medowie trapped 'low' numbers. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 148, with 123 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'medium' (68) mosquito collection and included 64 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (387), with 348 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae collected 'high' numbers (787), with 435 Aedes vigilax.

8/Mar/2007: There was one Ross River virus isolated from Aedes procax collected on 27/Feb/07, trapped at Heatherbrae.

28/Feb/2007: Mosquito numbers have started to climb, however Gan Gan still trapped 'low' numbers. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 148, with 123 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'medium' (68) mosquito collection and included 64 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (522), with 500 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae collected 'very high' numbers (2,549), with 2,198 Aedes vigilax.

20/Feb/2007: Saltash had a 'medium' catch of 68, with 27 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (494), with 472 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae collected 'high' nymbers (353), with 263 Aedes vigilax.

13/Feb/2007: Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (151), with 129 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae collected 'very high' numbers (1,227), with 1,005 Aedes vigilax. All other sites trapped 'low' numbers.

9/Jan/2006: Heatherbae collected 'high' numbers (425), with 156 Aedes vigilax. All other sites trapped 'low' numbers.

19/Dec/2006: Gan Gan and Saltash (with a partial trap failure) collected 'low' numbers. Medowie had a 'medium' (86) mosquito collection and included 67 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (177), dominated by 148 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae had a 'high' collection of 756 mosquitoes including 606 Aedes vigilax.

12/Dec/2006: Gan Gan trapped 'low' numbers. Saltash yielded 'high' numbers (354), with 240 Aedes vigilax. 'High' numbers were also yielded from Medowie with a collection of 118 mosquitoes, comprised mainly of Culex annulirostris (43). Karuah had a 'medium' catch of 99, with 63 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae had a 'high' collection of 746 mosquitoes including 427 Aedes vigilax and 183 Coquillettidia linealis.

6/Dec/2006: Gan Gan collected 'medium' numbers (51), with 10 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash yielded 'high' numbers (276), with 95 Aedes vigilax. Medowie trapped 'low' numbers. Karuah trapped 'medium' numbers (84), with 44 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae had a 'high' collection of 552 mosquitoes including 401 Aedes vigilax.

21/Nov/2006: Gan Gan collected 'medium' numbers (72), with 20 Anopheles atratipes. Saltash yielded 'high' numbers (264), with 166 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'medium' catch of 76, with 21 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (233), dominated by 198 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae produced a 'medium' catch of 56, with 44 Aedes vigilax.

14/Nov/2006: Gan Gan collected 'medium' numbers (54), with 21 Anopheles atratipes. Saltash and Medowie trapped 'low' numbers. Karuah produced a 'medium' catch of 98, with 57 Culex australicus. Heatherbrae yielded 'high' numbers (252), with 53 Coquillettidia linealis.

7/Nov/2006: Gan Gan, Saltash and Medowie trapped 'low' numbers. Karuah had 'medium' numbers (99), with 40 Aedes vigilax.

24/Oct/2006: 'Low' numbers were caught from Gan Gan, Saltash and Medowie. Karuah yielded a 'high' catch of 106, with 62 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbae produced a 'high' collection of 200, with 89 Aedes procax. Heatherbae trapped a 'high' collection of 135, with 22 Aedes vigilax

18/Oct/2006: Gan Gan, Saltash, Medowie and Karuah trapped 'low' numbers. Heatherbae produced a 'high' collection of 584, with 417 Aedes procax.

10/Oct/2006: Gan Gan, Saltash, Medowie and Karuah trapped 'low' numbers. Heatherbae produced a 'high' collection of 319, with 181 Aedes procax.

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