Mosquito Surveillance in Iowa
During the summer months, the Iowa State University Medical Entomology Laboratory, in a cooperative project with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University Hygienic Lab (Iowa City, IA), monitors mosquito populations and mosquito-borne disease in the State of Iowa. Mosquito surveillance efforts are supervised by Dr. Ryan Smith. Surveillance in the state took place from the late 1960's-2005 under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Wayne Rowley, and from 2005-2015 under the supervision of Lyric Bartholomay. The resulting information on mosquito population dynamics (including numbers and types of mosquitoes trapped weekly in New Jersey Light Traps from the mid-1970's-2007) is available through this site.
New Jersey light trap records for the state of Iowa are shown for the current and previous year. Data are shown as a weekly average that accounts for the number of traps running.
Records are shown according to the week of the year with week 1 being the first week in January. Roughly, the latter half of May = weeks 20-22, June = 23-26, July = 27-30, August = 31-35, September = 36-39, and the beginning of October =40.