Last Saturday, 15 October, the MosquitoWeb project participated in the FIC.A 2022, the International Science Festival, held at the Hub ACT in Porto Salvo.
Between 5pm and 7pm, the MosquitoWeb – a project of IHMT-NOVA in which citizens are invited to participate by catching and sending mosquitoes – was present at the Portuguese Citizen Science Network stand, where Teresa Novo, Carla Sousa and Luis Filipe Lopes shared their knowledge about mosquitoes with the community.
As the GHTM researchers explained, “visitors were able to observe live specimens of Anopheles atroparvus (adults and larvae) as well as several other species of mosquitoes and other insects from the insect collection that were on display and could be observed through a stereomicroscope”.
This initiative encouraged interaction between scientists and the public. “People asked many questions about mosquitoes and other insects, as well as about biology,” said the researchers from VBD-GHTM, adding that ”they were also informed about the MosquitoWeb project”.
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Learn more about the event on our previous news article: