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NZBEL 2017

Welcome to 2017!
Where did 2016 go? We hope you enjoy the newsletters and welcome your interest and feedback, if at any time you have some suggestions, or you would like to see any additional inclusions in the newsletter please let us know; "".

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Welcome! A busy start to the year, with 12 suspected interceptions and more than 1200 samples received, well done to all! Included this month are some interesting articles on Yellow Fever, Malaria and discussion and development of GM mosquito release trials. Most interesting is the robotic trap and drone technology – how we would love to be involved in such trials.    What weather for mosquitoes! We have had a record number of Culex quinquefasciatus with almost 15,000 larvae! NZB has been in Northland this month with Debe Anderson who kindly put up some light traps with different coloured LEDs (blue, green and red) to check the effect of light colour for those of you who don’t use the incandescent light bulbs.

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Following the unpredictable 2017 NZ summer the mosquito numbers are also jumping up and down. We are currently receiving quite a lot of samples with many specimens after a relatively quiet period that was unusual for this time of the year. The Kaikoura earthquake in November and the resulting seafloor uplift have created numerous rockpools that are now used by Opifex fuscus to raise their offspring. Unfortunately, in the need of blood, they are invading the dwellings near the Kaikoura coastline.

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