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aedeomyia mosquito

Scientific Name
Aedeomyia catasticta
Scientific Author
Knab, 1909
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Culicidae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Posterior view - female
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Australia: Gove, Alcan Post Office GVE LT1, 11 April 2007, CO2 trap det. S. Anderson
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Only two known species of Aedeomyia in Australia: A. catasticta known from northern Australia and A. venustipes known from south eastern Australia.

Characteristics include: Adult female short and rounded wing densely clothed in broad scales; antennal segments short and thick, basal segments with prominent scale tufts; palps about 0.16 x length of proboscis, mottled with white scales at tip; proboscis dark with three pale bands; scutum densely clothed with broad white , golden and brown scales; scutellum with long broad and dark scales on all lobes, a few bristles on mid-lobe; lower mesepimeral bristles present, hind and mid femora with apical tufts or suberect scales; abdomen mainly dark scaled with pale mid-lateral to medium basal bands.

Source:

An Atlas of the Mosquitoes of Western Australia by Peter Liehne

 

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
05/09/2007 02:58 AEST
Last Updated
05/09/2007 14:58 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) aedeomyia mosquito (Aedeomyia catasticta) Updated on 9/5/2007 2:58:47 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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