Species Ochlerotatus taeniorhynchus - Black Saltmarsh Mosquito
New classification for the composite genus Aedes (Culicidae: Aedini), elevation of subgenus Ochlerotatus to generic rank...By Reinert, J.F.
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 16(3): 175-188., 2000
Reinert, J.F. 2000. New classification for the composite genus Aedes
(Diptera: Culicidae: Aedini), elevation of subgenus Ochlerotatus
to generic rank, reclassification of the other subgenera, and notes on certain subgenera and species. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 16(3): 175-188.
The composite genus Aedes
is divided into 2 genera, Aedes
, on the basis of consistent primary characters of the female and male genitalia.
The Mosquitoes of British ColumbiaBy Peter Belton
British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria BC, 1983
Handbook covering 46 mosquito species in 5 genera recorded in British Columbia at the time of publication. Includes illustrated keys to adults and larvae, text descriptions, and information on biology, habitat, distribution, control, and miscellaneous remarks.
Available online as 188pp PDF document
but all pages are photocopies, so text cannot be searched. Author Peter Belton
is a retired professor at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
Evaluation of seasonal feeding patterns of West Nile virus vectors in Bernalillo Co., NM: implications for disease transmission.By Lujan et al.
J Med Entomol. 51(1): 264-268., 2014
Lujan DA, Greenberg JA, Hung AS, Dimenna MA, Hofkin BV. 2014. Evaluation of seasonal feeding patterns of West Nile virus vectors in Bernalillo county, New Mexico, United States: implications for disease transmission. J Med Entomol. 51(1): 264-268.
Many mosquito species take bloodmeals predominantly from either birds or mammals. Other mosquito species are less host-specific and feed readily on both. Furthermore, some species tend to alter their feeding patterns over the course of the year; early in the mosquito season such species may feed primarily on a particular host type, and subsequently take an increasingly larger proportion of their bloodmeals from an alternative host type as the season progresses.