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Table 1 Examples of citizen science projects to collect data about Aedes albopictus. For a review comparing these projects see [94]

From: A literature review of dispersal pathways of Aedes albopictus across different spatial scales: implications for vector surveillance

Purpose Examples Countries implemented in Core tasks Data submission (A = mobile app/website, P = postal) References
Mosquito surveillance Rapid surveillance for vector presence (RSVP) South East Queensland, Australia Aedes mosquito eggs are collected in citizen's yards from "Do-It-Yourself" oviposition traps (plastic bottle in black bucket with ovistrips). Egg strips are submitted for molecular identification P [95]
Mosquito surveillance & control Citizen action through science North East, USA Citizens purchase, deploy and maintain Gravid Aedes Traps. Citizens are responsible for maintaining the traps (under supervision of community leaders and scientific advisors). Mosquito collections are undertaken by the citizen and delivered to a lab for identification A & P [96]
Mosquito surveillance and monitor adult populations in ‘real time’ Mosquito alert Available in over 18 European countries Geolocated pictures taken of mosquitoes. Associated ecological and sampling information added by citizen A [5, 85, 97]
iMoustique France A [92]
iNaturalist mosquito projects Various countries globally A [87]
Mosquito abundance and reported nuisance Zanzamapp Italy Geolocated reports of nuisance biting caused by mosquitoes. Associated ecological and sampling information added by citizen A [98]