Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification

A Guide to the Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of the Yukon

CJAI 43 -- February 1, 2021

Daniel H. Peach1*, Sean McCann1, and Peter Belton1

1Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada

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| Abstract | Introduction | Checklist | Anatomy | Generic Key | Species Keys | Acknowledgments | References | PDF | Cite |


Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are highly diverse, with over 3500 extant species worldwide. At least 33 species occur in the Yukon Territory. Correct identification of mosquitoes, as well as knowledge of their ecology, natural history, blood-feeding preferences, and ability to vector pathogens are essential for effective control measures and mosquito research. The Yukon is home to unending hordes of mosquitoes, and here we provide a comprehensive guide to their identification and biology. This guide may be of interest to students of Yukon natural history, mosquito-borne diseases, and wetland ecology, as well as mosquito control professionals, and is formatted for convenient printing and use.


Mosquitoes of the Yukon

Aedes communis (de Geer) (photo by Dan Peach)