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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

References & Acknowledgements



  • Breeland, SG, TM Loyless. 1989. Illustrated Keys to the Mosquitoes of Florida: Adult Females and Fourth Stage Larvae. Entomology Services. Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Carpenter, SJ, WW Middlekauff, RW Chamberlain. 1946. The Mosquitoes of the Southern United States East of Oklahoma and Texas. The University Press. Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • Darsie, RF, CD Morris. 2003. Keys to the Adult Females and Fourth Instar Larvae of the Mosquitoes of Florida (Diptera, Culicidae). Technical Bulletin of the Florida Mosquito Control Association. Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Vero Beach, Florida.


We wish to thank Dr. Richard F. Darsie, Jr. for his expertise in mosquito identification and useful comments on this guide. We thank Hilda Lynn for mosquito collection, aid in adult identification and helpful comments. We thank James Newman for editing the Deinocerites cancer larvae and pupa photographs, Jorge Rey for uploading the web site, and Austin W. Francis Jr. for advice on photographic techniques and technical assistance.

We would also like to thank the many people who have helped collect mosquitoes for this key... Hilda Lynn, Sara Lynn, Carol Thomas, Sheila O'Connell, Richard Escher, Jorge Rey, Billi Wagner and Judy Knight (FMEL); Donald Shroyer (Indian River County Mosquito Control); and David DeMay (Florida Keys Mosquito Control District).