WHAT IS A MOSQUITO? Bruce A. Harrison, Ph.D. Public Health Pest Mgmt. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural...
WHAT MAKES A MOSQUITO? <ul><li>A long piercing-sucking proboscis,  with scales on it ! </li></ul><ul><li>Scales on the win...
Head Morphology
Male vs. Female Mosquitoes
Thoracic Morphology
Wing Morphology Dorsal View
 
Hind Leg Morphology
Abdomen
Adult Morphology
Putting it all together…
Which ones are mosquitoes?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 2008 NCMVCA Adult Mosquito ID - What is a Mosquito 02/17/10
  • 7 What Is A Mosquito

    1. 1. WHAT IS A MOSQUITO? Bruce A. Harrison, Ph.D. Public Health Pest Mgmt. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    2. 2. WHAT MAKES A MOSQUITO? <ul><li>A long piercing-sucking proboscis, with scales on it ! </li></ul><ul><li>Scales on the wings and body </li></ul><ul><li>3 basic body parts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thorax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 (=one pair) wings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 (= 3 pairs) legs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abdomen </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Head Morphology
    4. 4. Male vs. Female Mosquitoes
    5. 5. Thoracic Morphology
    6. 6. Wing Morphology Dorsal View
    7. 8. Hind Leg Morphology
    8. 9. Abdomen
    9. 10. Adult Morphology
    10. 11. Putting it all together…
    11. 12. Which ones are mosquitoes?
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