Identification and geographical distribution of the mosquitos of North America, north of Mexico

By Richard F., Jr Darsie & Darsie, Richard F & Ward, Ronald W. & Chang, Chien & Taina Litwak

Publishers 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-81302-784-5
Publisher
Gainsville : University Press of Florida, c2005.


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Reviewed on December 15, 2004

Written by two leading medical entomologists, this important volume marks the 50th anniversary of Stanley Carpenter and Walter LaCasse's revered 1955 work, Mosquitoes of North America (North of Mexico ). Since 1955, 18 new species, four subspecies, and nine introduced exotic species have been added to the North American mosquito fauna. In this update of the 1981 edition, Darsie (Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Univ. of Florida) and Ward (retired, Walter Reed Army Inst. of Research) incorporate the 31 new taxa into the identification keys (one to adult females, the other to mature larvae), update g...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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