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 took place in the state from the late 1960's-2005 under the supervision of Professor Emeritus, Wayne Rowley, and now are supervised by Dr. Ryan Smith. 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) now 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.