NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
Port Stephens 2008-2009
Mosquito/Virus Results

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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".

25/Mar/2009: There were two Ross River virus isolates from mosquitoes trapped on 18/Mar/2009. One was from Aedes vigilax collected at Gan Gan, the other from Aedes flavifrons trapped at Heatherbrae.

20/Mar/2009: There was another Ross River virus isolate from Medowie from the mosquito collection made on the 11/March and was isolated from Aedes multiplex.

18/Mar/2009: Gan Gan collected 'high' (134) numbers with 66 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 104 mosquitoes, dominated by 22 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'very high' numbers (1,172) with 805 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae produced a 'very high' catch (1,452) and included 291 Aedes vigilax and 524 Coquillettidia linealis.

17/Mar/2009: There were two Ross River virus isolates from the mosquitoes trapped on the 11/Mar/2009. Both were from Aedes vigilax trapped at Medowie.

11/Mar/2009: Gan Gan collected 'high' (388) numbers with 131 Aedes vigilax. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 769 mosquitoes, dominated by 300 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'very high' catch of 1,110, including 469 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (431) with 301 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae produced a 'very high' catch (4,479) and included 2,130 Aedes vigilax and 1,326 Coquillettidia linealis.

3/Mar/2009: Gan Gan collected 'high' (115) numbers with 53 Aedes vigilax. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 737 mosquitoes, dominated by 458 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'high' catch of 333, including 209 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (806) with 587 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae produced a 'very high' catch (4,392) and included 2,527 Aedes vigilax and 620 Culex annulirostris.

24/Feb/2009: Gan Gan collected 'high' (143) numbers with 71 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 739 mosquitoes, dominated by 697 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'high' catch of 206, including 161 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (950) with 883 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae produced a 'very high' catch (1,268) and included 679 Aedes vigilax and 454 Coquillettidia linealis.

18/Feb/2009: Gan Gan, Saltash and Medowie all trapped 'low' mosquito numbers. Karuah yielded 'medium' numbers (58), with 36 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae had 'high' mosquito numbers (847) and included 641 Coquillettidia linealis.

10/Feb/2009: Gan Gan collected 'high' (118) numbers with 78 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash had 'low' numbers. Medowie had a 'high' catch of 130, including 76 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (147), with 72 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae had 'high' mosquito numbers (560) and included 316 Coquillettidia linealis.

4/Feb/2009: Gan Gan collected 'high' (143) numbers with 71 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 216 mosquitoes, dominated by 179 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'high' catch of 339, including 263 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'low' numbers. Heatherbrae produced a 'very high' catch (1,979) and included 1,076 Aedes vigilax and 664 Coquillettidia linealis.

21/Jan/2009: Gan Gan collected 'high' (164) numbers with 89 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 428 mosquitoes, dominated by 306 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'high' catch of 213, including 143 Aedes vigilax. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (974), with 898 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae produced a 'very high' catch (3,183) and included 2,206 Coquillettidia linealis. Due to courier delays in the delivery of the esky none of the mosquitoes were processed for viral isolation.

14/Jan/2009: Gan Gan collected 'high' (206) numbers with 112 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 133 mosquitoes, dominated by 77 Aedes vigilax. Medowie had a 'low' catch. Karuah yielded 'medium' numbers (61), with 41 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae produced a 'very high' catch (1,177) and included 877 Coquillettidia linealis.

17/Dec/2008: Gan Gan collected 'high' (152) numbers with 78 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash produced a 'medium' catch of 53 mosquitoes, dominated by 21 Coquillettidia linealis. Medowie had a 'medium' catch of 67, including 50 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah yielded 'medium' numbers (79), with 41 Coquillettidia linealis. Heatherbrae had 'high' mosquito numbers (897) and included 717 Coquillettidia linealis.

10/Dec/2008: Gan Gan collected 'medium' (295) numbers with 43 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 132 mosquitoes, dominated by 80 Coquillettidia linealis. Medowie had a 'medium' catch of 94, including 61 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (383), with 245 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae had the 'very high' mosquito numbers (1,366) and included 1,113 Coquillettidia linealis.

3/Dec/2008: Mosquito numbers have increased substantially this week, with the first 'very high' catch of the season. Gan Gan collected 'high' (219) numbers with 127 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 220 mosquitoes, dominated by 102 Coquillettidia linealis. Medowie had a 'high' catch of 570, including 160 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (386), with 187 Coquillettidia linealis. Heatherbrae had the 'very high' mosquito numbers (1,540) and included 1,184 Coquillettidia linealis. Due to delivery delays with the courier, the mosquitoes could not be processed for virus isolation.

26/Nov/2008: Gan Gan collected 'low' numbers. Saltash produced a 'medium' catch of 89 mosquitoes, dominated by 44 Coquillettidia linealis. Medowie collected 'medium' mosquito numbers (136) and included 62 Coquillettidia variegata. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (140), with 75 Coquillettidia linealis. Heatherbrae trapped 'high' mosquito numbers (842) and included 528 Coquillettidia linealis.

18/Nov/2008: Gan Gan collected 'medium' numbers (56) with 30 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash produced a 'medium' catch of 79 mosquitoes, dominated by 31 Coquillettidia linealis. Medowie collected 'low' mosquito numbers. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (117), with 77 Coquillettidia linealis. Heatherbrae had a trap failure.

12/Nov/2008: Gan Gan collected 'medium' numbers (70) with 19 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 226 mosquitoes, dominated by 88 Coquillettidia linealis. Medowie had a 'high' catch of 307, including 160 Culex orbostiensis. Karuah yielded 'medium' numbers (98), with 47 Coquillettidia linealis. Heatherbrae had a trap failure.

5/Nov/2008: Gan Gan collected 'high' (115) numbers with 53 Coquillettidia linealis. Saltash produced a 'high' catch of 170 mosquitoes, dominated by 63 Coquillettidia linealis. Medowie had a 'high' catch of 274, including 111 Culex orbostiensis. Karuah yielded 'high' numbers (134), with 62 Coquillettidia linealis. Heatherbrae also had a 'high' collection (788), dominated by 561 Coquillettidia linealis.

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