Spatial and Temporal Variation in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Numbers in the Yogyakarta Area of Java, Indonesia, With Implications for Wolbachia Releases
W Tantowijoyo, E Arguni, P Johnson, N Budiwati, PI Nurhayati, I Fitriana, S Wardana, H Ardiansyah, AP Turley, P Ryan, SL O'Neill, AA Hoffmann
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2016
of mosquito vector populations, particularly through Wolbachia endosymbionts. The success of these strategies depends on understanding the dynamics of vector populations. In preparation for Wolbachia releases around Yogyakarta, we have studied Aedes populations in five hamlets. Adult monitoring with BioGent- Sentinel (BG-S) traps indicated that hamlet populations had different dynamics across the year; while there was an increase in Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) numbers in the wet season, species abundance remained relatively stable in some hamlets but changed markedly (>2 fold) in others. Local rainfall a month prior to monitoring partly predicted numbers of Ae. aegypti bu..View full abstract
This research was made possible with funding from the Tahija Foundation (Yayasan Tahija). We acknowledge all field staff involved in the project, all households who participated in the entomological monitoring activities, and the governments of Sleman and Bantul districts who supported the project.