Culicidae 23

Product Description

The product is suitable for the determination of larvae, pupae and male imagines of currently 57 Culicid species of Central and Western Europe. The focus was placed on the determinability of aquatic stages of this dipteran family, but due to the difficulty of identifying pupal stages down to species level, male imagines were included in the key in order to determine mature pupae based on the hypopygium. Data on saprobic classification and longitudinal zonation in running waters were replaced by data on habitat preference and vector competence. New species were added to the product in the new version 3.0.


Key to Larvae, Pupae and Males from Central and Western Europe

Author: Wolfgang Lechthaler (2023)

Copyright: Wolfgang Lechthaler (2023)

ISBN: 978-3-9501839-4-8

Price (Net): 450 €

Price (Subscription): 390 €

Purchase Obligation for Subscribers: Yes

Copy Protection: Yes

Number of Images: ca. 3350

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List of determinable Species

  • Aedes (Aedes) cinereus
  • Aedes (Aedes) geminus
  • Aedes (Aedes) rossicus
  • Aedes (Aedimorphus) vexans
  • Aedes (Finlaya) geniculatus
  • Aedes (Hulecoeteomyia) japonicus
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) annulipes
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) cantans
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) caspius
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) cataphylla
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) communis
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) cyprius
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) detritus
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) diantaeus
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) dorsalis
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) excrucians
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) flavescens
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) hexodontus
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) hungaricus
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) intrudens
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) leucomelas
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) nigrinus
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) pullatus
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) punctor
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) refiki
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) riparius
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) rusticus
  • Aedes (Ochlerotatus) sticticus
  • Aedes (Stegomyia) aegyptii
  • Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus
  • Anopheles algeriensis
  • Anopheles atroparvus
  • Anopheles claviger
  • Anopheles hyrcanus
  • Anopheles labranchiae
  • Anopheles maculipennis
  • Anopheles messeae
  • Anopheles plumbeus
  • Coquillettidia richiardii
  • Culex (Barraudius) modestus
  • Culex (Culex) pipiens
  • Culex (Culex) torrentium
  • Culex (Neoculex) hortensis
  • Culex (Neoculex) martinii
  • Culex (Neoculex) territans
  • Culiseta (Allotheobaldia) longiareolata
  • Culiseta (Culicella) fumipennis
  • Culiseta (Culicella) litorea
  • Culiseta (Culicella) morsitans
  • Culiseta (Culicella) ochroptera
  • Culiseta (Culiseta) alaskaensis
  • Culiseta (Culiseta) annulata
  • Culiseta (Culiseta) glaphyroptera
  • Culiseta (Culiseta) subochrea
  • Orthopodomyia (Orthopodomyia) pulcripalpis
  • Uranotaenia (Pseudoficalbia) unguiculata

Species and Image Material

The list of mosquito taxa that may be identified down to the species level in this electronic key is displayed in the adjacent list. The three developmental stages of almost all species listed here are documented in the reference collection in more than 3.300 images.

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