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Mosquito Magnet® traps as a potential means of monitoring blackflies of medical and veterinary importance

Mosquito Magnet® traps as a potential means of monitoring blackflies of medical and veterinary importance

López-Peña, D., Hawkes, F. M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0964-3702, Gibson, G. I., Johnston, C., Vaux, A. G. C., Lis-Cantín, Á., Medlock, J. M. and Cheke, R. A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7437-1934 (2021) Mosquito Magnet® traps as a potential means of monitoring blackflies of medical and veterinary importance. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0269-283X (Print), 1365-2915 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/mve.12530)

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Abstract

Mosquito Magnet® traps, deployed in widespread parts of England as part of nationwide mosquito surveillance projects, also caught blackflies. As many as 1242 blackflies were caught in a trapping session lasting 4 days. Principal among the species caught were Simulium equinum, Simulium lineatum and Simulium ornatum s.l. As S. ornatum s.l. is a vector that transmits Onchocerca linealis to cattle and S. equinum is responsible for dermatitis (‘sweet itch’) in cattle and horses, it is suggested that Mosquito Magnet® traps could be used to monitor and partially control these pests, as well as nuisance anthropophilic blackflies such as Simulium posticatum that can cause simuliidosis in southern England.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors. Medical and Veterinary Entomology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Royal Entomological Society. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Haematophagous blackflies; traps; Simulium equinum; Simulium lineatum; Simulium ornatum; sweet itch
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Pest Behaviour Research Group
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 16:47
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33014

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