Development of improved surveillance technologies for adult Aedes albopictus

Event 1 Jan 2014

Dr Daniel L. Kline 
Research in Medecine Entomologist 
USDA-ARS—Center for Medical, Agricultural, & Veterinary Entomology

Aedes albopictus is one of the most invasive species in the world.  It has established itself as one of the most pestiferous species in the United States.  Traditional methods of mosquito surveillance and control do not seem to be useful for this species.  This seminar will review some studies which evaluated traditional surveillance technologies, and studies that have been initiated to improve our ability to conduct surveillance of this species.  A life cycle approach will be discussed. Promising results by studying the sugar feeding and oviposition behaviours of this species will be presented.

Dr. Kline has more than 39 years of professional experience, primarily in medical/veterinary entomology. He is the author or co-author of greater than 140 scientific/technical publica­tions, 6 Patents, and 3 CRADA’s. During the past 10 years his research emphasis has been on the development of innovative early detection and surveillance systems for mosquitoes and other biting flies that vector pathogens, which threaten the health of humans and livestock.

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