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Genus Coquillettidia

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Family Culicidae (Mosquitoes)
Tribe Mansoniini
Genus Coquillettidia
Pronunciation
cokel-tidia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as subgenus of Mansonia
Numbers
A single species in our area, ~60 spp. in 3 subgenera worldwide(1)
Identification
Adult: Scattered pale and dark scales throughout the wings, abdomen very blunt
Larva: diagnostic hook next to their siphon which is used to tap into underwater stems for air.
Range
subgenus Coquillettidia is mostly Afrotropical (also represented in the Oriental and Australasian Regions), with 1 sp. in NA and 2 spp. in the Palaearctic; subgenus Rhynchotaenia (13 spp.) is Neotropical; subgenus Austromansonia (1 sp.) is confined to New Zealand(1)
Habitat
Ponds or bodies of water with emerging vegetation, especially Cattails