Mosquitoes  A large cosmopolitan family. The mouthparts are piercing and females are blood sucking. Males are typically more slender and have strong plumose, bushy antenna. They do not suck blood. There is considerable host specificity, and not all will attack humans. Some are specific to birds, reptiles, frogs and even fish (mud skippers). Note that there have been recent changes to many mosquito names.    [275 Aust. species]

Coquillettidia xanthogaster

Culex annulirostris

Common Banded Mosquito

Culex sitiens (male) Culex pipiens
CulicidGC sp. 1 CulicidGC sp. 2 CulicidGC sp. 5 CulicidGC sp. 6
CulicidGC sp. 7 CulicidGC sp. 8 CulicidGC sp. 9 CulicidGC sp. 10

CulicidGC sp. 11 CulicidGC sp. 12 Lutzia halifaxii

Mansonia uniformis

Ochlerotatus notoscriptus

Ochlerotatus vigilax

Ochlerotatus vittiger

Stegomyia egypti (was Aedes egypti)

Toxorhynchites speciosus      



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Insects of Australia (Chapter 39: Diptera)

D.H. Colless and D.K. McAlpine

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.

page 743