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ISSN : 1225-0171(Print)
ISSN : 2287-545X(Online)
Korean Journal of Applied Entomology Vol.63 No.2 pp.131-135
DOI : https://doi.org/10.5656/KSAE.2024.05.0.019

Monitoring Mosquito Using a Smart Airborne Net Trap in South Korea

Hyobin Lee1†, Sanghyo Park1†, Inhyeok Han1, Jaeyun Kim1, Junhyeong Choi2, Ju Hyeon Kim2, Jongsun Park3, Ji Hyun Jung4, Gwan-Seok Lee5, Wonhoon Lee1,5*
1Department of Plant Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea
2Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 03080, Korea
3Infoboss Inc., Infoboss Research Center, Seoul 06088, Korea
4Goseong Agricultural Technology Center, Goseong 52930, Korea
5Institute of Agriculture & Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea

Abstract

Mosquitoes are important vectors that carry pathogens such as protozoa, viruses, and filarial parasites through bloodsucking. Mosquitoes are also dangerous medical insect pests that transmit malaria, Japanese encephalitis, West Age fever, and dengue fever to humans. In this study, a smart high-altitude insect net installed in Goseong-gun was applied for monitoring mosquitoes which can invaded into Korea from 2022 to 2023. A total of 53 individuals of 5 species belonging into 3 genera were collected during two years by using the high-altitude insect net. Among the 5 species, Anopheles belenrae which can transmit vivax malaria was firstly collected in Gyeongsangnam-do. This study is the first attempt to establish a monitoring network for mosquitoes which can invaded into Korea, and it was confirmed that mosquitoes can be monitored by using the smart airborne net trap.

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Journal Abbreviation Korean J. Appl. Entomol.
Frequency Quarterly
Doi Prefix 10.5656/KSAE
Year of Launching 1962
Publisher Korean Society of Applied Entomology
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