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MEDICALLY IMPORTANT ARTHROPODS

MOSQUITOES SAND FLIES TICKS OTHER COUNTRIES

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Aedes adult stage  MOSQUITO IDENTIFICATION KEYS

WORLDWIDE
Mosquito Genera

ADULT KEY Author: Potter, M. A. Identification key to the genera of adult mosquitoes for the world. Adapted from Harbach and Sandlant with the addition of Onirion and Verrallina.

LARVA KEY Author: Gaffigan, T. V. Identification key to the genera of mosquito larvae for the world. Adapted from Harbach and Sandlant with the addition of Onirion and Verrallina.

AFRICA
Mosquito Genera, African (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Adult identification key to the genus Mansonia in Afrotropical Region (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

LARVA KEY Author: Gaffigan, T. V. Larval identification key to the genus Mansonia in the AFRICOM Afrotropical Region, with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

Aedes Mosquitoes, Afrotropical (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Huang, Y. M. Adult identification key to the genus Aedes in the AFRICOM Afrotropical Region, with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

LARVA KEY Author: Huang, Y. M. Larval identification key to the genus Aedes in the AFRICOM Afrotropical Region, with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

Anopheles Mosquitoes, Africa (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Adult identification key to the genus Anopheles in Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

LARVA KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Larval identification key to the genus Anopheles in Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

Coquillettidia Mosquitoes, Afrotropical (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Adult identification key to the genus Coquillettidia in Afrotropical Region (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

LARVA KEY Author: Gaffigan, T. V. Larval identification key to the genus Coquillettidia in the AFRICOM Afrotropical Region, with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

Culex Mosquitoes, Subgenera, Africa (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Pecor, J. Adult female identification key to the Culex species of Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

LARVA KEY Author: Pecor, J. Larval identification key to Culex species of Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

Culex (Cux.) Mosquitoes, East Africa (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Pecor, J. Lucid identification key to female mosquito species/groups of Culex (Culex) in the AFRICOM East/Central Africa Region, with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

Culex (Cux.) Mosquitoes, West Africa (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Pecor, J. Lucid identification key to species of the Culex subgenus Culex in West Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

Culex (Ocu.) Species, Afrotropical (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Pecor, J. Lucid identification key to species of the Culex subgenus Culex in West Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

Mansonia Mosquitoes, Afrotropical (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Adult identification key to the genus Mansonia in Afrotropical Region (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

LARVA KEY Author: Gaffigan, T. V. Larval identification key to the genus Mansonia in the AFRICOM Afrotropical Region, with emphasis on medically important mosquitoes.

sand flies feeding  SAND FLY IDENTIFICATION KEYS

"OLD WORLD"
Phlebotomine Sand Fly Genera, Adults, Old World (PACOM, CENTCOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Key to identification of male and female adult Phlebotomine sand fly genera of the Old World (PACOM, CENTCOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM).

Phlebotomine Sand Fly Subgenera, Adults, Southwest & Central Asia (PACOM, CENTCOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Key to identification of male and female adult Phlebotomus subgenera of Southwest & Central Asia (PACOM, CENTCOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM).

Phlebotomus Sand Flies (Larroussius) Species, Adults, Africa (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Key to identification of male adult species of subgenus Larroussius of Phlebotomus, Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important species.

Phlebotomus Sand Flies (Paraphlebotomus) Species, Adults, Africa (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Key to identification of male adult species of subgenus Paraphlebotomus of Phlebotomus, Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important species.

Phlebotomus Sand Flies (Phlebotomus) Species, Adults, Africa (AFRICOM)

ADULT KEY Author: Rueda, L. M. Key to identification of male adult species of subgenus Phlebotomus of Phlebotomus, Africa (AFRICOM), with emphasis on medically important species.

tick  TICK IDENTIFICATION KEYS

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AFRICOM COUNTRIES

To search for species by country, see WRBU's Mosquito Catalog. For more information on countries, see CIA World Factbook

  • ALGERIA
  • ANGOLA
  • BENIN
  • BOTSWANA
  • BURKINA FASO
  • BURUNDI
  • CAMEROON
  • CAPE VERDE
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
  • CHAD
  • COMOROS
  • COTE D'IVOIRE
  • DJIBOUTI
  • EQUATORIAL GUINEA
  • ERITREA
  • ETHIOPIA
  • GABON
  • GAMBIA
  • GHANA
  • GUINEA
  • GUINEA-BISSAU
  • KENYA
  • LESOTHO
  • LIBERIA
  • LIBYA
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALAWI
  • MALI
  • MAURITANIA
  • MAURITIUS
  • MOROCCO
  • MOZAMBIQUE
  • NAMIBIA
  • NIGER
  • NIGERIA
  • REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
  • RWANDA
  • SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
  • SENEGAL
  • SEYCHELLES
  • SIERRA LEONE
  • SOMALIA
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SUDAN
  • SWAZILAND
  • TANZANIA

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