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Tag: Mosquitoes

Summer-Florida’s Crepuscular Smorgasbord

With Memorial Day on the horizon, summer beckons us forward for food, fun, and outdoor activities.  Just remember that you may have some unwanted guests arrive at your weekend activities, particularly during the late afternoon to evening (or crepuscular) hours. Insect… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Black salt marsh mosquito.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The black salt marsh mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann), is very common in the eastern coastal areas of the… Read More

Florida Mosquito Advisories from the Florida Department of Health

Check out the latest information on arbovirus surveillance from the Florida Department of Health at- http://www.myfloridaeh.com/medicine/arboviral/surveillance.htm Note that several counties are under mosquito-borne illness advisories including:  Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, St. Lucie, Levy, and Duval. Martin County is under a… Read More

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Concerns

Good Morning! Are you familiar with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)? EEE is vectored by mosquitoes and a concern for Florida residents, particularly during the summer months. The Florida Department of Health posts weekly updates regarding various arbovirus diseases of… Read More

Arboviral Disease Awareness

As the summer rains in Florida create breeding grounds for mosquitos and other arthropods, the public should remain aware of the potential danger of diseases transmitted by arthropods. Arboviral diseases are viruses that are arthropod-borne, and are maintained… Read More

New Featured Creatures Publication on the Black-Tailed Mosquito by Buckner, Showman, and Connelly

The black-tailed mosquito, Culiseta melanura (Coquillett, 1902), belongs to the family Culicidae. This species of mosquito is considered unusual because it overwinters as larvae while most mosquito species overwinter as either adults or eggs. Culiseta melanura is important… Read More