Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Alakai Plateau, Kauai, and Volcano Village,Hawaii biopesticides and traps for the control of Culex quinquefasciatus, 2017-2018

March 3, 2021

This USGS data release consists of seven data sets and accompanying metadata for studies on the efficacy of adult mosquito traps and lures for monitoring populations of the invasive mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus and the efficacy of the biopesticide VectoMax FG for control of larval Culex quinquefasciatus in Hawaiian forest bird habitat. Culex quinquefasciatus is the vector of the avian malaria Plasmodium relictum a key limiting factor of forest birds. The main components of the study included: 1) the evaluation of trap designs and lures for adult mosquitoes in forested habitat and the prevalence of malaria in those mosquitoes (Hawaii Island 2 data files), 2) Kawaikoi Stream surveys for larval mosquitoes and suitable larval habitat (Alakai Plateau, Kauai), 3) Larval mosquito control efficacy trials with the biopesticide VectoMax FG (Alakai Plateau, Kauai), 4) adult mosquito monitoring in the Kawaikoi Stream drainage study site and malaria prevalence determination (Alakai Plateau Kauai 2 data files). An additional data file contains geographical coordinates for key localities in the study. The study was conducted by The US Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center personnel in collaboration wth biologists with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project. Studies were conducted in native forests on Kauai and Hawaii islands during 2016 and 2017.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Alakai Plateau, Kauai, and Volcano Village,Hawaii biopesticides and traps for the control of Culex quinquefasciatus, 2017-2018
DOI 10.5066/P96JOCVK
Authors Dennis A LaPointe, Lisa H Crampton
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center