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How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects

More Than Two Dozen Bald Eagles Fall Due To West Nile Virus Infection
2014-01-01 09:30:32

Utah state officials claimed on Tuesday that the mysterious deaths of 27 bald eagles this past December appear to be from the West Nile Virus. Laboratory tests of the first few birds indicated the cause of death was from the mosquito-borne virus.

Study Explores Evolution Of Bacteria That Can Be Used To Fight Dengue
2013-12-16 12:43:03

Wolbachia, a symbiont that resides naturally up to 70% of all insect species, are probably the most prevalent infectious bacteria on Earth.

How Mosquitoes Smell Us
2013-12-05 14:31:24

A new study has found that mosquitoes actually use the same olfactory mechanism to detect both carbon dioxide and skin odors.

2013-10-30 11:16:33

Malaria is a leading cause of death in tropical and subtropical regions and it is transmitted by a bite from infected female mosquitoes.

2013-10-21 23:02:45

Franchise Corporation offers innovative mosquito and tick control business opportunity to the Midwest. (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Mosquito Shield Franchise

Blood-Filled Mosquito Fossil Discovered By Researchers
2013-10-15 04:22:38

Researchers report that they have found a fossilized mosquito specimen that was still blood-engorged from its last meal – a discovery that is detailed in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

DEET Alternatives Of The Future
2013-10-03 04:27:36

In research that could lead to the development of a safer alternative to the DEET, scientists from the University of California, Riverside have discovered the olfactory receptors used by insects to sense the repellant.


Latest Mosquito Reference Libraries

Black Saddlebags, Tramea lacerate
2013-07-24 12:32:58

The black saddlebags (Tramea lacerate) is a species of skimmer dragonfly that can be found in North America. It prefers to reside near still water sources like ponds and ditches. This species reaches an average body length of 1.9 inches and holds a thin body that is black in color, although females may hold light mottled markings along the body. The head on both males and females is wide and brown in color. The dark markings that occur on base of the hind wings have given it the common name,...

Chalk-fronted Corporal, Ladona Julia
2013-07-19 11:21:44

The chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona Julia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in southern areas of Canada and northern areas of the United States. Young individuals of this species are typically reddish-brown in color with a black stripe occurring along the back and white stripes occurring along the shoulders. As young individuals develop, they change colors, with females becoming almost completely brown with some grey markings. Males develop white pruinescence markings along the base...

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2005-09-12 09:50:15

Aedes albopictus (Family Culicidae), the Asian Tiger Mosquito or Forest Day Mosquito, is characterized by its black and white striped legs and small, black and white body. It was native to south-east Asia, and occupied a habitat that spread from Madagascar eastward to New Guinea, and north to the latitude of Korea. The typical member of the Aedes albopictus has a length of about 5 mm. As with other members of the mosquito family, the female is outfitted with an elongated proboscis that she...

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2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are wrapped up in the myth of being the most poisonous spider, but unable to bite humans. This is...

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