Photographic Key to the Adult Female Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of Canada
CJAI 04 December 14, 2007
doi: 10.3752/cjai.2007.04

Aynsley C. Thielman and Fiona F. Hunter

Brock University, Department of Biological Sciences, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1, Canada.,

Abstract. There are currently 82 species of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in 10 genera known from Canada.  Dichotomous keys to the adult females are provided in two formats (HTML and PDF).  Photographs of diagnostic characters accompany the text descriptions in each couplet for ease in identification.  Included are: an introduction to mosquito identification, instructions for using this particular key, anatomical diagrams, and a glossary of terms.  Descriptions of recently introduced and potential species are also provided.

Aedes japonicus (Culicidae) Photo by S. A. Marshall

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