Mosquito Handling, Transport, Release and Male Trapping Methods

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

D44002

CRP

2164

Approved Date

2015/03/23

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

2015/07/03

Expected End Date

2020/07/02

Participating Countries

Australia
Brazil
Burkina Faso
China
France
Germany
Indonesia
Italy
Mauritius
Mexico
Philippines
Senegal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Thailand
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America

Description

The burden of mosquito transmitted diseases remains enormous; in fact, the incidence of dengue and other diseases has been growing dramatically around the world in recent decades while vector control effectiveness has significantly decreased as mosquitoes develop insecticide resistance. The focus of this CRP is to develop handling, transport and release methods for several million adult mosquitoes, and to assess new methods developed within the framework of this CRP in pilot sites to ensure the quality and the sexual capacity of the released sterile males. The development and evaluation of affordable and efficient trapping methods for male mosquitoes are of high importance for the assessment and success of suppression programmes. So far, mosquito traps have been developed mostly for females, which are the vectors of the pathogens.

Objectives

To develop a methodology for handling, transport and release of sterile mosquito males and to increase the trapping efficiency of wild and sterile males in the field.

Specific objectives

To assess the impact of different conditions during handling and transport of adults:

To assess the impact of different conditions during handling of pupae:

To develop a male trapping method

To develop a methodology for marking large number of sterile mosquitoes for operational programmes.

To develop a release device suitable for air and ground releases

To explore different monitoring systems for surveillance of the target population of an AW-IPM programme with an SIT component, and to follow the performance of released males and the efficacy of population suppression.

To encourage and attract participants to the CRP in the fields of insect handling, cooling and release technologies, and with experience of insect population monitoring.

To explore approaches to releasing sterile male mosquitoes in a controlled manner over a large area, with the ability to target specific areas, ensuring low mortality and high quality in released insects.

To explore approaches to perform the necessary handling and transport of irradiated, sex-separated male mosquitoes to the site of release, with minimal impact on survival and quality of released insects.

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