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Polynesian Tiger Mosquito

Scientific Name
Aedes polynesiensis
Scientific Author
Marks, 1951
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Culicidae: Culicinae: Aedini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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DIP27
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Mesonotum without lyre-shaped silvery markings and clypeus without scales. Upper part of pleuron with silvery scales on api and ppn; paratergite with silvery scales. Supra-alar silvery line complete, extending over wing root toward scutellum and with broad scales posteriorly. Lower inesepimeral silvery scale patch always developed, usually with numerous. Hindtarsal segment 5 silvery to apex on anterior and dorsal surface.

Larva

Body elongate, thorax broadened; with labral brushes; caudal segment with fan-like ventral brush.

References

- Belkin, J.N. (1962). The mosquitoes of the South Pacific. (Diptera, Culicidae). Vol. 1. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 608 pp.

- Stehr, F.W. (1991). Immature Insects. Volume 2. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, 974 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
18/03/2011 12:42 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 02:07 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Polynesian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes polynesiensis) Updated on 5/7/2014 2:07:55 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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