Port Stephens 2007-2008Mosquito/Virus Results |

**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**

**1/1Mar/2008**:
Gan Gan had 'high' numbers (181), with 39 *Coquillettidia
linealis*. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 239, dominated by 124 *Aedes
multiplex*. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (343), with 103 *Coquillettidia
linealis*. Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 172 mosquitoes, with
43 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
trapped 'very high' numbers (2,952) and included 611 *Culex
annulirostris*, 1,444 *Coquillettidia
linealis*, 75 *Aedes vigilax* and 153 *Aedes
procax*.

**5/Mar/2008**:
Gan Gan had 'medium' numbers (62), with 15 *Coquillettidia
variegata*. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 254, dominated by 95 *Aedes
multiplex*. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (589), with 116 *Culex
annulirostris*. Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 170 mosquitoes,
with 32 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
trapped 'very high' numbers (2,189) and included 833 *Culex
annulirostris*, 661 *Coquillettidia
linealis*, 79 *Aedes vigilax* and 133 *Aedes
procax*.

**27/Feb/2008**:
Gan Gan had 'high' numbers (174), with 71 *Coquillettidia
variegata*. Saltash had a 'very high' catch of 1,008, dominated by 296
*Aedes procax* and 257 *Culex
annulirostris*. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (658), with 288 *Culex
annulirostris*. Karuah had a partial trap failure collecting 'medium'
numbers (74), with 31 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
trapped 'very high' numbers (5,499) and included 2,456 *Culex
annulirostris*, 1,399 *Coquillettidia
linealis*, 467 *Aedes vigilax* and 419 *Aedes
procax*.

**20/Feb/2008**:
Gan Gan had 'medium' numbers (90), with 32 *Coquillettidia
variegata*. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 283, dominated by 79 *Culex
annulirostris*. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (568), with 141 *Culex
annulirostris*. Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 259 mosquitoes,
with 77 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
trapped 'very high' numbers (2,252) and included 137 *Aedes vigilax*, 443 *Aedes
procax* and 576 *Culex
annulirostris* .

**13/Feb/2008**:
Gan Gan had 'medium' numbers (58), with 12 *Culex
annulirostris*. Saltash had a 'high' catch of 662, dominated by 336 *Culex
annulirostris* and 113 *Aedes vigilax*. Medowie produced
'high' numbers (515), with 358 *Culex
annulirostris*. Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 153 mosquitoes,
with 32 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
trapped 'very high' numbers (1,749) and included 220 *Aedes vigilax*, 186*
Aedes procax* and 559 *Culex
annulirostris* .

**11/Feb/2008**:
There was another two arboviral isolates, which included Barmah
Forest virus isolated on 31/Jan/2008 from *Aedes
procax* at Medowie, and Stratford
virus which was from *Aedes
notoscriptus* collected on 23/Jan/2008.

**8/Feb/2008**: There
was another isolate of Barmah
Forest virus from *Aedes procax*
collected at Saltash on 5/Feb/2008.

**5/Feb/2008**: Mosquito
numbers are mostly well up this week, although Gan Gan had 'low' numbers. Saltash
had a 'high' catch of 542, dominated by 219 *Culex
annulirostris* and 135 *Aedes vigilax*. Medowie also
produced a 'high' catch, trapping 873 mosquitoes, being predominantly *Culex
annulirostris* (685). Karuah produced a 'high' collection of 232 mosquitoes,
with 122 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
trapped 'very high' numbers (2,197) and included 639 *Aedes vigilax*, 360 *Aedes
procax* and 353 *Culex
annulirostris* .

**1/Feb/2008**: There
was two Stratford isolates from the
collections on 23/Jan/2008; one from *Aedes
notoscriptus* collected at Gan Gan, the other from *Aedes vigilax* trapped at Karuah.

**25/Jan/2008**:
There was another isolate of Barmah
Forest virus from *Aedes procax*
collected at Medowie on 25/Jan/2008.

**22/Jan/2008**:
Gan Gan collected 'medium' (53) mosquito numbers, with 20 *Coquillettidia
variegata*. Saltash trapped 'high' numbers (189) and included 140 *Culex
annulirostris*. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (221), with 53 *Culex
annulirostris*. Karuah also had a 'high' catch, collecting 344 mosquitoes,
with 116 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
yielded 'high' numbers (287) and included *Culex
annulirostris* and 79 *Coquillettidia
linealis*.

**2****2/Jan/2008**:
There was one Stratford isolate from
*Aedes procax* collected at
Medowie on 15/Jan/2008.

**18/Jan/2008**:
There was another isolate of Barmah
Forest virus from Medowie from *Aedes vigilax* trapped
on 15/Jan/2008.

**15/Jan/2008**:
Gan Gan collected 'medium' (62) mosquito numbers,
with 38 *Coquillettidia linealis*.
Saltash trapped 'low' numbers. Medowie produced 'high' numbers (104), with 50
*Aedes vigilax*. Karuah also
had a 'high' catch, collecting 261 mosquitoes, with 179 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
yielded 'high' numbers (984) and included 191 *Aedes vigilax*, 260 *Culex
annulirostris* and 326 *Coquillettidia
linealis*.

**14/Jan/2008**:
There was one isolate of Barmah
Forest virus from *Aedes procax*
collected at Medowie on 8/Jan/2008.

**8/Jan/2007**: Gan Gan collected
'low' mosquito numbers. Saltash trapped 'medium' numbers (61) and included 18
*Aedes vigilax*. Medowie produced
'high' numbers (422), with 291 *Aedes vigilax*. Karuah also
had a 'high' catch, collecting 269 mosquitoes, with 176 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
yielded 'very high' numbers (2,399) and included 1,003 *Coquillettidia
linealis* and 702 *Aedes vigilax*.

**24/Dec/2007**: There
were two arboviral isolates from the mosquitoes trapped on the 19/Dec/2007.
Both were from Karuah, with one isolate of Barmah
Forest virus from *Aedes procax*
and one Ross River virus
from *Aedes vigilax*.

**19/Dec/2007**: Gan Gan collected
'medium' mosquito numbers with a catch of 60, including 24 *Aedes vigilax*. 'High' numbers
(270) were yeilded from Saltash and included 176 *Aedes vigilax*. Medowie also
produced 'high' numbers (412), with 335 *Aedes vigilax*. Karuah had the
first 'very high' catch of the season, trapping 1,360 mosquitoes and this was
strongly dominated by the 1104 *Aedes vigilax*. Heatherbrae
yielded 'high' numbers (682) and included 238 *Aedes vigilax* and 210 *Culex
annulirostris*.