American Journal of Entomology

Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021

  • Geospatial Artificial Intelligence Infused into a Smartphone Drone Application for Implementing 'Seek and Destroy' in Uganda

    Benjamin George Jacob, Denis Loum, Martha Kaddumukasa, Joseph Kamgno, Hugues Nana Djeunga, André Domche, Philip Nwane, Joseph Mwangangi, Santiago Hernandez Bojorge, Jeegan Parikh, Jesse Casanova, Ricardo Izureta, Edwin Micheal, Thomas Mason, Alfred Mubangizi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 92-109
    Received: 10 August 2021
    Accepted: 28 September 2021
    Published: 5 November 2021
    Abstract: This study provided important insights into new, real time, control measures at reducing larval, vector density [Macro Seek and Destroy (S&D) and blood parasite level [Micro S&D] in a malaria treated and suspected intervened population. Initially, this study employed a low-cost (< $1000) drone (DJI Phantom) for eco-geographically locating, water bodies including natural water bodies, irrigated rice paddies, cultivated swamps, ditches, ponds, and other geolocations, which are among the common breeding sites for Anopheles mosquitoes in Gulu district of Northern Uganda. Our hypothes... Show More
  • Cohort Development and Population Growth of Amblydromalus hum (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on Citrus Red Mite in Comparison to Maize Pollen

    Judith Kiptoo, Daniel Mutisya, Paul Ndegwa, Lucy Irungu, Mustansar Mubeen

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 110-115
    Received: 11 August 2021
    Accepted: 2 November 2021
    Published: 12 November 2021
    Abstract: Phytoseiidae mites suppress pest mites and small arthropods below injury levels. A study on cohort life stage of Amblydromalus hum Pritchard & Baker was carried out to determine development and growth of the Phytosiidae mite. General observation showed a lower turnover of the larval stage to the Protonymph stage from the 12th day onward, probably t... Show More
  • Specific Determination and Evaluation of the Damage of the Tamarind Fruit Borer (Tamarindus indica L.) in Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico

    Fabiola Aguilar Castillo, Carlos Joaquin Morales Morales, Jesus Romero Napoles, Eduardo Aguilar Astudillo, Jorge Alejandro Espinosa Moreno

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 116-123
    Received: 25 October 2021
    Accepted: 13 November 2021
    Published: 19 November 2021
    Abstract: The cultivation of tamarind in the producing regions of Mexico and in backyard trees is affected by insects that feed on the fruit, causing losses in yield and quality; Among the insects is the tamarind fruit and seed borer. The objective of this work was to specifically determine and evaluate the damage caused by the fruit borer. Samples were carr... Show More