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aedes mosquito

Scientific Name
Aedes katherinensis
Scientific Author
Woodhill
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Culicidae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Adults of Aedes katherinensis are very similar to Aedes albopictus. Both species have bold black shiny scales and distinct silver white scales on the palpi, the scutum is black with distinguishing white stripe around the perimeter, and a silver stripe down the center of the scutum beginning at the dorsal surface of the head and continuing along the thorax.

The only morphological difference between Aedes katherinensis and Aedes albopictus is:

- the presence of a longitutindal row of silver scales on each mid femur (no such row in Aedes albopictus)

- As well, Aedes katherinensis  is not known from the Darwin region whereas Aedes albopictus has been recorded in Darwin on a number of occasions (see Peter I Whelan et al (2001) in references)

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
10/05/2007 01:57 AEST
Last Updated
10/05/2007 16:30 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) aedes mosquito (Aedes katherinensis) Updated on 5/10/2007 4:30:47 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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