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Species Deinocerites cancer

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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 Culicini
Genus Deinocerites
Species cancer (Deinocerites cancer)
Explanation of Names
Deinocerites cancer Theobald, 1901
cancer - Latin for 'a crab' (1), a reference to it's associated habitat
Numbers
3 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Range
Southern Florida / W. Indies / Mexico to Central America (3)
Habitat
The larvae of Deinocerites cancer develop in water in the holes of land crabs in the tidal marshes along the coast. They are occasionally found in artificial receptacles such as tin cans. The adults generally rest during the daytime in the upper part of the crab hole. (3)
Remarks
The females occasionally bite humans. (3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Mosquitoes of North America (North of Mexico)
Stanley J. Carpenter, Walter J. Lacasse. 1974. Univ of California Pr.