Aedes alhopicJus (Skuse, 1895)

Keith Snow, 2001, The names of European mosqitoes: Part 7, European Mosqito Bulletin 9, pp. 4-8: 5

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.164887

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6279713

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scientific name

Aedes alhopicJus (Skuse, 1895)
status

 

Aedes alhopicJus (Skuse, 1895)  

Skuse, F. AA (1894) [1895] The banded mosquito of Bengal. Indian Museum Notes 3, 20.

Latin, albus = white; pictus = painted

In the one-page written description entitled Culex albopictus, Skuse, Sp.   nov. there are many references to the white! silveIYwhite scales of the mosquito. Among these are: "Black with silveI)'-white matkings ... Head with silveIY-white scales ... tarsi, the first two joints in the fore and intennediate legs with a narrow silveIY-white ring at the base; broad rings at the base of all the joints of the tarsi in the hind legs, the last joint entirely white." The striking black mosquito painted with white markings is thus described.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Culicidae

Genus

Aedes