Accession Number:

ADA125975

Title:

Identification and Geographical Distribution of the Mosquitoes of North America, North of Mexico,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1981-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

331.0

Abstract:

There are now known from the same region 167 species and subspecies in 13 genera and 27 subgenera. The additions and changes in the names of the North American mosquito fauna have been reviewed by Carpenter 91,95,104 and Darsie 140,142. The principal objective of this volume purports to be the revision of the identification keys to adult female and larval stages which incorporate all 167 taxa. Each key is preceded by a detailed description of the morphology of that stage, which is needed to use the key successfully. In addition, each couplet of the two keys is illustrated to assist the user in interpreting the characters employed. A second purpose is to present up-to-date information on the geographical distribution of the mosquito taxa. We are continuing the arrangement used by Carpenter and LaCasse 106, listing the states and provinces from which each taxon has been reported with substantiating references. In addition, we are depicting the distribution on maps actually the captions of the map plates Plates 9-49 contain the specific statesprovinces in which each taxon is found. Using Carpenter and LaCasses monograph 106 as a starting point and listing the stateprovince data given by them, we are adding a total of 574 new stateprovince records which encompasses the 16 new species described since 1955. Detailed also are 37 instances in which species once reported as occuring in particular statesprovinces are deleted.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE