Albieri A, M Carrieri, R Bellini, P Angelini
Emilia-Romagna region, Italy, conduct standardized Aedes albopictus monitoring by ovitraps during summer seasons in all nine provinces of the region since 2008. Starting from 2017 the number of monitoring ovitraps was reduced from about 2650 (involving about 240 municipalities) to 755 positioned in the main cities only. Before being added to the database, data are submitted to a validation process through a specific protocol. Every month (June, July, August, September) density maps of the species are produced from ovitraps data interpolation (Inverse Distance Weighted) for supporting mosquito control activities in the cities. All the monitoring data are published and freely available in the web site www.zanzaratigreonline.it. In this work we report the summary data and the density maps of last five years (2017-2021) compared to updated ovitraps data 2022.