Culicidae -- Mosquitoes





KEY CHARACTERS:

  • Hump-backed thorax
  • Piercing-sucking proboscis
  • Scales on wing veins
  • Males with long maxillary palps and highly plumose antennae
  • Females with short maxillary palps and less plumose antennae






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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University