Corine land cover: arban, nature and agriculture were sampled from 2007 to 2011.
The cross-sectional field survey was conducted in 2007 and 2008 by use of a network of CO2-baited Mosquito Magnet Liberty Plus traps throughout Belgium in three key habitats. These habitats (urban, agriculture and nature) were selected based on the Corine database. Twenty seven traps operated simultaneously (nine per team, three teams leaded by three partner institutes). Each trap operated seven days on one study site after which it was placed on the next study site. During the inventory 936 randomly selected sites were selected of which 97% were sampled. Additionally sites in import risk areas were sampled to evaluate the presence of exotic mosquito species in Belgium.
At the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) about 1400 mosquito-specimens from the Belgian collection of the Entomology Department were screened and if needed, added to the collection. These data, "collection data" are available through http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource.do?r=modirisk-collection-data
All samples were taken with the Mosquito magnet liberty PLUS. A CO2 baited trap.
The identifications where made by 3 independent specialists. Yearly a quality control of the samples were done by a independent specialist. (double check). Also a DNA barcoding was performed to double check on the specimens.
- Sample protocol: (veerle stuurt door, is nog ni gepubliceerd)