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Author Darsie, Richard F.

Title Identification and geographical distribution of the mosquitos of North America, north of Mexico / Richard F. Darsie, Jr. and Ronald A. Ward ; with illustrations by Chien C. Chang and Taina Litwak
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 383 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Front Cover; Table of Contents vii; Preface to the First Edition ix; Preface to the Second Edition xi; Abbreviations of the United States of America and the Provinces of Canada xii; Introduction xiii; Systematics 1; Table 1. Systematic index of the Culicidae of North America 4; Morphology of Adult Female Mosquitoes 7; Keys to the Adult Female Mosquitoes of North America, North of Mexico 17; Genera 17; Aedes/Ochlerotatus 25; Anopheles 65; Culex 74; Culiseta 84; Deinocerites 86; Mansonia 87; Orthopodomyia 88; Psorophora 89; Uranotaemia 95; Wyeomyia 96
Morphology of Fourth Instar Mosquito Larvae 98Keys to the Fourth Instar Larvae of the Mosquitoes of North America, North of Mexico 108; Genera 108; Aedes/ Ochlerotatus 117; Anopheles 164; Culex 178; Culiseta 191; Deinocerites 195; Mansonia 197; Orthopodomyia 198; Psorophora 199; Uranotaemia 206; Wyeomyia 208; Geographical Distribution of the Culicidae of North America, North of Mexico 210; Table 2. Synopsis of the occurrence of mosquito species in the eastern United States 213; Table 3. Synopsis of the occurrence of mosquito species in the western United States 217
Table 4. Synopsis of the occurrence of mosquito species in Canada and Alaska 222Maps of Mosquito Distribution 225; Selected Bibliography of Mosquito Morphology 341; Bibliography of Mosquito Taxonomy and Geographical Distribution 343; Appendix 367; Index to Scientific Names 381
Summary "This book updates the successful guide to North American mosquitoes published by the American Mosquito Control Association in 1981. It includes 12 new species that have since been added to the North American mosquito fauna, revised distribution maps of all species, and revised and completely illustrated identification keys for the adult females and fourth instar larvae of all 174 species and subspecies known to occur in North America, north of Mexico." "Because of the occurrence of mosquito-borne diseases and the widespread distribution of mosquitoes as pests to humans, professionals must know how to identify them. With its wealth of up-to-date information, this book is the only one of its kind available for specialists working on mosquito-borne diseases and in mosquito control units, and for introductory and advanced students who study entomology."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-365) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Insects -- Canada.
Insects -- United States.
Mosquitoes -- Canada -- Identification.
Mosquitoes -- Canada -- Geographical distribution.
Mosquitoes -- United States -- Identification.
Mosquitoes -- United States -- Geographical distribution.
Culicidae -- anatomy & histology.
Culicidae -- classification.
United States.
Genre/Form Field guides.
Form Electronic book
Author Ward, Ronald A., 1929-
ISBN 0813037174 (electronic bk.)
9780813037172 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Mosquitos of North America, north of Mexico