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Identification keys to larval and adult female mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of New Zealand
The keys combine previously scattered information about the current New Zealand mosquito fauna and will assist future biosecurity surveillance and further studies involving mosquitoes as potential arbovirus vectors. Expand
Parasitism of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) by larvae of Arrenuridae and Microtrombidiidae (Acari: Parasitengona) in the Wellington region, New Zealand
Larval mites from two families, Arrenuridae and Microtrombidiidae, assigned to the genera Arrenurus and Ettmuelleria respectively, were collected from adult female mosquitoes and crane flies captured at Waikanae, New Zealand. Expand
Vertical distribution of adult mosquitoes in native forest in Auckland, New Zealand.
Maorigoeldia argyropus Walker (Diptera: Culicidae): is this another threatened endemic species?
Some evidence is presented that M. argyropus may be slowly disappearing from many sites throughout New Zealand, and that its long-term survival could be at risk. Expand
Pilot testing a genus wide PCR-based system for arbovirus detection in mosquitoes in New Zealand
Surveillance of New Zealand mosquitoes for arboviruses by this assay was shown to be feasible and therefore represents a possible means of identifying incursions ofArboviral disease surveillance in New Zealand. Expand
Notes on daytime biting catches of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in native forest sites in the Auckland region
Although New Zealand has a relatively poor Culicidae fauna (Laird 1990, 1995) consisting of 12 native species and four exotic mosquito species (Derraik 2004), little information is available on theirExpand
An investigation into the circadian response of adult mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) to host-cues in West Auckland
A pilot study was carried out to obtain some experimental data on adult mosquito activity, and to determine whether there was a change in species composition and/or relative abundance of mosquitoes seeking host-cues between daytime and overnight periods in particular habitats. Expand
The discovery of the exotic mosquito Ochlerotatus australis and the endemic Opifex fuscus (Diptera: Culicidae) on North East Island, Snares Islands
A representative selection of larvae was reared through to adulthood to confirm identification, and the remainder of larvae and pupae that died before emergence were preserved in 70 % ethanol. Expand
Aspects of nutrition and oviposition in the endemic rockpool mosquito Opifex fuscus Hutton (Diptera: Culicidae)
Data indicate that only sugar-fed adult females are capable of laying their first batch of eggs autogenously, and that females feeding sugar and laying eggs survived markedly longer than both females fed sugar and not laying eggs, and females not fed sugar. Expand