Home Mosquitoes of Florida
There are currently 80 species of mosquitoes known to occur or have been identified from various collections in Florida, more than any other state. Of these, 33 species can cause pest problems for man and/or domestic animals in all or parts of the state. Thirteen species are capable of transmitting pathogens that cause disease in humans and animals. They all vary to some extent in their individual preferences for types of blood meals, egg laying sites, time of day they will fly, temperature at which they are most active, and seasonality. Our lab at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory has developed an electronic database of Florida mosquitoes and general information about their distribution, medical importance, and habitats.
Aquatic habitats abound in our state, making it home to
dozens of mosquito pest species. This ID deck is designed to help Floridians
identify 33 different mosquitoes they may encounter in the wilds or in their
own backyard. Each species is clearly described. Information such as
habitat, medical importance and state locator maps appear along with each
enlarged, full-color photo of an adult mosquito. The laminated cards are
pocket-sized at 3" x 4" and are bound with two removable, metal rings.
"A must-have for anyone involved with mosquitoes. This is the only key that incorporates the recent changes in nomenclature and new species listings with their respective distribution."--Dennis Moore, director, Pasco County Mosquito Control District.