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As always we welcome feedback on our newsletters, if at any time you have some suggestions, or you would like to see any additional inclusions in the newsletter please let us know; "taxonomy@nzbiosecure.net.nz". We post news on our facebook page you can read the newsletter articles there too.

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Happy New Year and Kia Ora Koutou,This month we have prepared a varied newsletter for you. In case you don’t quite remember, last month we asked: Have you been finding it easy or hard to assign your sample to a particular Reason for Sampling in the Online database? Well let’s see…..scroll down to check the results for the Mix and Match Sampling Quiz. We congratulate Fiona Humpheson for taking the best series of non-mozzie pictures of the month! Check the section Know Your Mosquito - Breeding Sites to remind yourself of some things that can hold water in your garden and breed mosquitoes, which you definitely don’t want! 
 

Kia Ora Koutou, This month the NZB Lab have received a number of excellent mozzie pictures, so we have prepared a multi-artist exhibition of some of our favourites for you to enjoy. Also presented is the 2020 annual chart, showing the variation of mosquito numbers over the past year and highlighting the mozziest month! In the news this month we celebrate with El Salvador being certified malaria free! Learn and read about yet another unwanted guest that has made Florida its new home, the promising results obtained after a trial of a new device that targets Aedes aegypti in Mexico, and more...

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Kia Ora Koutou, This month we have admired an HPO and mozzie photographer photos and share tips on macro photography, Thanks Aaron! And we present some facts about the African Aedes mcintoshi mosquito responsible of transmitting Rift Valley Fever.
In the news this month; NASA is using weather satellite data to alert African countries about potential outbreaks of Rift Valley fever, what is the mechanism behind the efficacy of catnip as a mosquito repellent and the University of Otago report the increasing numbers of people arriving in New Zealand carrying vector-borne diseases. Lastly find out about the latest addition to the native mosquito list in New Zealand first found over ten years ago by an NZB mozzie hunter.
 

 

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