Mosquito species Mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the world, killing an estimated two to three million people per year. In the United States alone, there are 150 different species. en-us Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:14:51 GMT Sat, 29 Dec 2007 02:24:03 GMT Culiseta alaskaensis – Alaskan snow mosquito Mosquitoes of the genus Culiseta are quite often called the “snow mosquitoes” because many of the species live in northern territories of taiga or mountain regions and females overwinter in adult stage under the snow. Sat, 29 Dec 2007 02:24:03 GMT Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti – the Yellow Fever Mosquito This smallish, dark mosquito with conspicuous white markings on the scutum and banded legs is the primary vector of the viruses causing human Dengue and Yellow fever. In Asia, this species is also considered the principal vector of Chikungunya and O'nyong-nyong viruses while it is a potential vector of dog heartworm, Murray Valley encephalitis and Ross River viruses in Australia. Tue, 2 Oct 2007 01:34:16 GMT Haemagogus mosquitoes Mosquitoes of the genus Haemagogus are mostly found in tropical Central and South America and are medically important as vectors of sylvatic yellow fever virus, Ilheus virus and some other arboviruses. Fri, 31 Aug 2007 00:04:40 GMT Toxorhynchites – mosquito hawk or elephant mosquito Mosquitoes of the genus Toxorhynchites are sometimes called mosquito hawks, because their larvae eat larvae of other mosquitoes, or elephant mosquitoes – because of their exceptional size. The wingspan of Toxorhynchites may exceed 12 mm (0.4 inches) and the body length may exceed 7 mm (0.2 inches). Sat, 9 Jun 2007 08:35:07 GMT Aedes (Stegomyia) polynesiensis – Polynesian tiger mosquito Aedes (Stegomyia) polynesiensis is dispersed through the South Pacific, occurring also in portions of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Tuvalu and other islands. Is is an important vector of dengue fever and filariasis and can also carry heartworm of dogs. Sun, 20 May 2007 09:37:35 GMT Aedes (Aedimorphus) vexans (Inland Floodwater Mosquito) Aedes vexans (Inland Floodwater Mosquito) is capable of carrying the West Nile Virus, but does not play a significant role in transmission in this area. Sun, 13 May 2007 08:31:46 GMT Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (The asian tiger mosquito) Aedes albopictus is also known as the Asian tiger mosquito and is associated with the transmission of dengue fever, eastern equine encephalitis and heartworm. Sun, 13 May 2007 08:29:23 GMT Anopheles (Cellia) gambiae Anopheles gambiae is the major vector of Plasmodium falciparum in Africa and is one of the most efficient malaria vectors in the world. Every year, more than 500 million people become severely ill with malaria, with most cases and deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Europe are also affected. Sun, 13 May 2007 03:46:51 GMT Anopheles stephensi Anopheles stephensi is the major vector of human malaria in Middle East and South Asia region, and belongs to the same subgenus as Anopheles gambiae, the main malaria vector in Africa. Wed, 21 Mar 2007 02:31:50 GMT Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Common Malaria Mosquito) Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Common Malaria Mosquito) is most abundant in the south-eastern states, but is occasionally found in South Dakota. The Dakotas represent the northwestern boundary of this Anopheles species' territory. Fri, 9 Mar 2007 02:14:53 GMT Psorophora cyanescens The Psorophora cyanescens is a very attractive mosquito with blue bands on its abdomen and entirely black tarsi. It is found in southern states north into Illinois and Indiana, and is abundant in Oklahoma. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:28:06 GMT Psorophora ciliata (Gallinipper) This (Gallinipper) species is found throughout the eastern part of the United States from Mexico to Canada. Its large size and vicious bite make this species a very annoying mosquito. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:27:33 GMT Ochlerotatus (Aedes) triseriatus Ochlerotatus triseriatus (Eastern Treehole Mosquito) is widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains and inhabits all of the Southeastern States. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:25:46 GMT Ochlerotatus (Aedes) sollicitans Larvae of the Ochlerotatus sollicitans (Saltmarsh Mosquito) are more typically found in salt marshes in coastal areas, however, they can also develop in more inland areas associated with brackish water swamps. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:24:47 GMT Ochlerotatus (Aedes) fitchii Ochlerotatus fitchii females are medium-sized mosquitoes that are brown and yellowish-white in color. Ochlerotatus fitchii ranges throughout the northern United States and Southern portion of Canada Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:23:48 GMT Ochlerotatus (Aedes) dorsalis Ochlerotatus dorsalis is found abundantly in western South Dakota along with Ae. vexans. It can be differentiated from Ae. vexans by the yellowish-white scales covering their body. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:22:49 GMT Ochlerotatus (Aedes) canadensis Ochlerotatus canadensis is found in all but the Southwestern states and most of Canada. They breed mainly in small, tree-shaded ponds with dead vegetation. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:21:48 GMT Culiseta inornata Culiseta inornata is found throughout South Dakota. Females seem to prefer domesticated animals as the source of blood, but will also feed on humans during the active months of late spring. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:21:15 GMT Culex territans This species is similar to the Culex pipiens and Culex restuans in color and size, it can be differentiated from these species by its abdominal markings. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:20:11 GMT Culex tarsalis Culex tarsalis is a very common mosquito in most states west of the Mississippi, and is considered to be the most important vector of viral encephalitis to horses and humans in the western states. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:18:59 GMT Culex restuans The appearance, habits, and distribution of Culex restuans is somewhat similar to that of Cx. pipiens. Culex restuans has two silvery dots on the scutum that are not present on Cx. pipiens... Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:17:35 GMT Coquillettidia perturbans Coquillettidia perturbans is the only species of this genus found in South Dakota and produces only one generation per year. This species is found more commonly in the eastern and southern states... Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:16:30 GMT Culex pipiens Culex pipiens is small or medium in size with brown or yellowish coloration. Some of the identifying marks of this species are narrow well defined pale bands at the base of the abdominal segments; Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:15:44 GMT Culex erraticus Not much is known about the biology of Culex erraticus. It is found mainly in the southeastern United States. It overwinters as an adult female and lays its eggs on the leaves of aquatic plants in permanent water. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:14:19 GMT Anopheles walkeri Anopheles walkeri resemble An. quadrimaculatus, but are somewhat darker, have narrow white rings on their palpi, and their wing spots are less pronounced than those of the An. quadrimaculatus. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:12:15 GMT Anopheles punctipennis Anopheles punctipennis can probably be found in all of the contiguous states within the United States, and the larvae can live in a wide variety of habitats but prefer cool water. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:09:39 GMT Aedes cinereus The larvae of this species prefers shallow woodland pools or margins of large ponds, and because its flight range is limited, the females tend to be found near these areas. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:06:31 GMT Orthopodomyia signifera Although it is not known for sure, signifera probably overwinters as larvae. It is not known to feed on humans. Mon, 13 Nov 2006 07:55:53 GMT Ochlerotatus (Aedes) trivittatus Larvae are often hard to find because they spend extended times hiding at the bottom of the pool. Tue, 7 Nov 2006 07:26:38 GMT