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Table 1 Relative frequency of mosquito species, mean capture rate of AedesTrap and average egg number, in premise with one or three sticky traps, between March and August 2009, in Engenho do Meio neighborhood, Recife, PE.

From: Evaluation of a sticky trap (AedesTraP), made from disposable plastic bottles, as a monitoring tool for Aedes aegypti populations

  Capture and catch cycles of Aedes spp.  
Number of AedesTrap/parameters evaluated Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Cycle 4 Total/overall mean
One trap      
n° of premises 24 23 23 22 92
n° of A. aegypti 21 23 12 22 78
average number of 0.88 (±0.32) 0.96 (±0.63) 0.5 (±0.25) 0.96 0.82 (±0.2)
females (±SE)/trap     (±0,27)  
average number of 0.88 (±0.32) 0.96 (±0.63) 0.5 (±0.25) 0.96 0.82 (±0.2)
females (± SE)/premise     (±0,27)  
n° of Aedes albopictus 0 0 0 0 0
average number of females (±SE)/trap NE NE NE NE NE
average number of females (± SE)/premise NE NE NE NE NE
Eggs density Aedes spp./premise 794.92 (±111.09) 596.29 (±96.95) 506.54 (±76.58) 602.43 (±115.29) 625.28 (± 50.77)
Three trap      
n° of premises 21 21 21 19 82
n° of A. aegypti 76 33 48 69 226
average number of females (±SE)/trap 1.12 (± 1.62) 0.5 (± 1.15) 0.73(± 1.3) 1.15 (± 1.75) 0.86 (± 1.48)
average number of females (± SE)/premise 3.45 (± 0.53) 1.50 (± 0.46) 2.18 (± 0.48) 3.45 (± 0.65) 2.63 (± 0.27)
n° of Aedes albopictus 0 0 1 3 4
average number of females (±SE)/trap NE NE 0.015( ± 0.4) 0.05( ± 0.1) 0.015 (± 0.01)
average number of females (± SE)/premise NE NE 0.05 (± 0.21) 0.15 (± 0.49) 0.05 (± 0.02)
Eggs density Aedes spp./premise (± SE) 983.77 (±237.91) 612.82 (±138.72) 550.91 (± 113.72) 484.70 (± 119.1) 662.08 (± 82.4.)
  1. NE = not evaluated SD = standard error.