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Description:This 1975 photograph depicted the lid from a CDC-type light trap, which was turned upside down, and was brimming with a large cache of trapped North Dakota mosquitoes to be analyzed later.
The CDC light trap utilizes CO2 as an added attractant in the form of dry ice, thereby, markedly increasing the number of mosquitoes trapped by implementing a light source alone. In 1962 the CDC light trap was created, which was far more portable than its predecessor the New Jersey trap. It was equipped with a small fan that introduced a downward air current forcing the attracted insects down into the trap, a white light bulb, both powered by a small battery, and a small quantity of dry ice, the entire trap weighs in at under two pounds.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1975
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Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases; Homepage
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