NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
Port Stephens 2011-2012
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".

4/Apr/2012: Mosquito collections are much lower this week. Gan Gan yielded 'medium' numbers trapping 65 mosquitoes, with 27 Aedes multiplex. Saltash also had a 'medium' catch with 52, including 12 Aedes multiplex. Heatherbrae yielded 'high' numbers (352), with 87 Culex orbostiensis.

20/Mar/2012: Gan Gan yielded a 'high' collection of 252, with 69 Coquillettidia variegata. Saltash yielded a 'low' catch. Heatherbrae yielded a 'very high' catch of 1,461 mosquitoes and included 545 Culex orbostiensis.

15/Mar/2012: There was one isolate of Edge Hill virus from Coquillettidia linealis trapped at Heatherbrae on 27/Feb/2012.

12/Mar/2012: There was one isolate of Ross River virus from Coquillettidia linealis trapped at Heatherbrae on 6/Mar/2012.

6/Mar/2012: Mosquito collections were not as high as last week. Gan Gan yielded a 'high' trap of 551, including 165 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah also yielded a 'high' catch, trapping 184 with 54 Culex orbostiensis. Heatherbrae again yielded a 'very high' collection, trapping 1,455 mosquitoes, including 522 Culex annulirostris.

28/Feb/2012: There was a big increase in mosquito numbers this week and collections were 'high' or greater from all sites. Gan Gan trapped 'high' mosquito numbers with a collection of 488, dominated by 203 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah also yielded a 'high' catch, trapping 510 with 138 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'very high' numbers with a total collection of 6,866 mosquitoes, including 4,052 Coquillettidia linealis, 953 Culex annulirostris and 496 Aedes vigilax.

20/Feb/2012: Gan Gan produced a 'high' catch of 287, with 42 Aedes procax. Heatherbrae yielded 'very high' catch of 1,730 mosquitoes, which included 556 Culex annulirostris.

13/Feb/2012: All sites trapped 'high' numbers this week. Gan Gan produced a catch of 221 mosquitoes and included 94 Coquillettidia variegata. Karuah trapped 271 mosquitoes and included 159 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 591, with 206 Culex annulirostris.

13/Feb/2012: There was one isolate of Ross River virus from Coquillettidia linealis trapped at Heatherbrae on 7/Feb/2012.

6/Feb/2012: Gan Gan had a 'high' catch of 472 mosquitoes, with 104 Aedes vigilax. Karuah also yielded a 'high' collection with 280 mosquitoes, including 129 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'very high' numbers (1,230), with 194 Aedes vigilax and 491 Culex annulirostris.

16/Jan/2012: Gan Gan had a 'high' catch of 193 mosquitoes, with 75 Aedes multiplex. Karuah yielded a 'medium' collection of 57 and included 27 Coquillettidia linealis. Heatherbrae yielded 'high' numbers, with a collection of 586 mosquitoes, dominated by 405 Coquillettidia linealis.

9/Jan/2012: Gan Gan had a 'high' catch of 401 mosquitoes, with 123 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah had a 'high' collection of 215 mosquitoes, with 74 Coquillettidia linealis. Heatherbrae trapped 'low' numbers, probably as a result of a partial trap failure.

13/Dec/2011: Gan Gan had a 'high' catch of 580 mosquitoes, with 211 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah yielded a 'medium' collection of 95 and included 27 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'high' numbers, with a collection of 231 mosquitoes, dominated by 102 Coquillettidia linealis.

6/Dec/2011: Mosquito numbers are down with the cooler weather. Gan Gan had a 'medium' catch of 87 mosquitoes, with 40 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah yielded a 'high' collection of 252 and included 90 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae also had 'high' numbers (105), with 77 Anopheles annulipes.

28/Nov/2011: Gan Gan yielded a 'high' collection of 209 mosquitoes, with 152 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah had a 'high' collection of 162 mosquitoes, with 75 Culex molestus. Heatherbrae yielded 'very high' numbers, with a collection of 1,240 mosquitoes, dominated by 1,185 Coquillettidia linealis.

22/Nov/2011: Gan Gan yielded a 'high' collection of 286 mosquitoes, with 221 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah had a 'high' collection of 123 mosquitoes, with 46 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'high' numbers, with a collection of 378 mosquitoes, dominated by 168 Culex orbostiensis.

15/Nov/2011: Gan Gan yielded a 'high' collection of 234 mosquitoes, with 142 Coquillettidia linealis. Karuah had a 'high' collection of 274 mosquitoes, with 124 Aedes vigilax. Heatherbrae yielded 'very high' numbers, with a collection of 2,106 mosquitoes, dominated by 1,833 Coquillettidia linealis.

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