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Skeeter Buster: A Stochastic, Spatially Explicit Modeling Tool for Studying Aedes aegypti Population Replacement and Population Suppression Strategies

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Schematic representation of the general structure of CIMSiM and Skeeter Buster.

C1, C2 and C3 are representative containers of three different types. E: eggs – L: larvae – P: pupae. Solid arrows represent transition of cohorts between life stages. Dashed arrows represent oviposition. Grayscale items represent model parts that are identical in CIMSiM and Skeeter Buster. Colored items are specific to Skeeter Buster. Multiple properties are modeled in Skeeter Buster. Only 4 properties are represented in this schematic figure, but the number of simulated properties can be (and typically is) much higher. Orange boxes and lines represent male adults and their biology. Red arrows represent mating, which is restricted to individuals present at the same property. Dash-dotted orange and blue lines represent male and female dispersal, respectively. Although dispersal may occur between all neighboring properties, to improve clarity it is only depicted between properties 1 and 3 for males, and between properties 2 and 4 for females. Dash-dotted green line represents container displacement. Although displacement may occur for all containers and towards any property, for clarity it is depicted only once.

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