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MOSQUITOES

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Asian tiger mosquito

Latin Name: Aedes albopictus

This species is native to Asia but was introduced into Hawaii in the late 1900’s and was found in the continental U.S. in Texas in 1985. It now is found in at least 26 states and as far north as Minnesota and Pennsylvania, south to Florida, and west to West Texas. It also is now found in South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, in Africa and Europe, and in Australia and several major islands of the South Pacific. It’s spread has been tied in some cases to the movement of automobile tires and the larvae living in water in these tires.

House mosquito

Latin Name: Culex pipiens, Culex quinquefasciatus

These may be native species in North America.

Malaria mosquitoes

Latin Name: Anopheles sp.

Latin Family Name: Culicidae

Approximately 16 species in North America, most considered native to the continent.

Mansonia mosquitoes

Latin Name: Mansonia sp.

Latin Family Name: Culicidae

Two species of mosquitoes in this genus are native to North America, ranging from Texas and Oklahoma to the East Coast, from Florida north to New York and Ohio. Most prevalent, though, in south Texas and in Florida.

Predatory mosquito

Latin Name: Toxorhynchites sp.

Latin Family Name: Culicidae

There are 71 species of this genus found throughout the world, most in tropical countries on most continents. There is a single species native to the eastern United States, and several species have been introduced to Hawaii as bio-control agents.

Salt Marsh Mosquitoes

Latin Name: Aedes Sp.

Latin Family Name: Culicidae

There are at least 70 species in this complicated genus in North America, ranging through all types of habitats and climates, and varying widely in their habits and appearances. A new import is Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito.

Uranotaenia Mosquitoes

Latin Name: Uranotaenia

Latin Family Name: Culicidae

There are three species of this mosquito in North America, ranging from California to Florida and Georgia.

Wyeomyia Mosquitoes

Latin Name: Wyeomyia

Latin Family Name: Culicidae

Four species of this mosquito are native residents of North America, distributed from Florida north along the east coast into Canada, and west to Minnesota.

Yellow fever mosquito

Latin Name: Aedes aegypti

This species is found throughout the world in tropical regions, its true origin not well known.

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