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Mosquito

Scientific Name
Aedes sp.
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Taxonomy
(Diptera: Culicidae: Culicinae: Aedini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Images

Head Oblique - Adult
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DIP28
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Antepronota usually rather small and widely separated, prespiracular setae absent, postspiracular setae nearly always present, mesopostnotal setae usually absent, base of hindcoxa usually below base of mesomeron, base of subcosta without ventral patch of setae, and apex (tip) of the abdomen of females usually, but not always, more or less pointed.

Larva

Metathoracic pleural group of setae well developed, a single pair of seta 1-S (species of subgenera Aedes have more than one pair) inserted near or beyond middle of siphon, and pecten apparently always present (represented by one or more spines on each side of siphon).

References

- Harbach, R.E. & Sandlant, G.R. (1997). CABIKEY Mosquito Genera of the World. Windows CD-ROM. CAB International, Wallingford, England.
More Information
Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
18/03/2011 12:44 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 02:09 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Mosquito (Aedes sp.) Updated on 5/7/2014 2:09:05 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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