Mosquito Classification Identification

  1. Mosquitoes are small flying insects and are related to other members of the order _ , the “_ _ flies.”
    • Diptera
    • two-winged
  2. Mosquito family = _
    Culicidae
  3. There are well over #? species and subspecies
    3,000
  4. Other insects that resemble mosquitoes and may be mistaken for them include _ flies, _ of various types, _ flies, _ flies, and _.
    • crane
    • gnats
    • black
    • sewer
    • midges
  5. Other small flies that resemble mosquitoes lack _ on their _ except for _flies.
    • scales
    • wings
    • sewer
  6. Mosquitoes are classified into three _ , each with different characteristics in all of their _ _ _.
    • subfamilies
    • life cycle stages
  7. The species of importance from the standpoint of public health are contained in the subfamilies _ and _
    • Anophelinae
    • Culicinae
  8. Females of species in a third subfamily, _ , lack
    _ adapted for _ _ from vertebrates.
    • Toxorhynchitinae
    • mouthparts
    • sucking blood
  9. Taxonomic note: The ending –nae (Culicinae) indicates _ while –dae (Culicidae) indicates _.
    • subfamily
    • family
  10. Common genera of the subfamily _ include Culex, Aedes, Psorophora, Mansonia, Haemagogus, Sabethes, Coquilletidia and Culiseta.
    Culicinae
  11. Most species in the subfamily Anophelinae are contained in the genus _
    Anopheles
  12. The subfamily _ contains only the genus Toxorhynchites
    Toxorhynchitinae
  13. The common mosquito _ can be identified by resting and feeding
    habits, reproductive strategies, or by the presence or absence of various
    features of the head, legs, abdomen, or wings.
    genera
  14. Mosquito _ _, for example, can be determined based on various morphological features, especially the patterns and numbers of hairs on the head, thorax, and
    abdomen.
    larvae genera
  15. Adult Culicine females blood feed with their bodies usually arranged somewhat _ to the skin surface of their hosts.
    parallel
  16. _ larvae have
    an air tube extending from the posterior section of their body and most
    species hang at rest from water surfaces at an angle of approximately _°.
    • Culicine
    • 45
  17. Culicine females of the genera Aedes and Psorophora deposit _ eggs,
    single
  18. Culex and Culiseta deposit _-_ _ of #? or more eggs
    • boat shaped rafts
    • 100
  19. Mansonia and Coquilletidia deposit clusters of eggs attached to _ _.
    floating plants
  20. Adult _ females blood feed with their bodies usually arranged at an angle of 45°
    Anopheline
  21. Anopheline larvae lack an _ _ extending from the posterior section of their body and rest with their body parallel to _ _
    • air tube
    • water surfaces
  22. _ eggs also are laid singly
    Anopheline
  23. Anopheline have elaborate _ extending from the sides of the eggs and can be found in clusters on water surfaces, forming interesting _ _ .
    • floats
    • geometric patterns
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Mosquito Classification Identification
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Mosquito Classification Identification
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