Aedes australis

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Aedes australis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae
Genus: Aedes
Subgenus: Stegomyia
Species: A. australis
Binomial name
Aedes australis

Aedes australis is a brackish water mosquito species[2] from the genus Aedes subgenus Halaedes. This was first confronted in New Zealand in 1961.[3]

Habit and Habitat[edit]

The species breeds in littoral rock and brackish pools just above the tide line[4] and remains close to their breeding habitats.[3][5]

The eggs of this species are rhomboidal in both ventral and dorsal view.[5]


  1. ^ "Aedes australis (Erichson)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Gardner, JM; Pillai, JS (1987). "Tolypocladium cylindrosporum (Deuteromycotina: Moniliales), a fungal pathogen of the mosquito Aedes australis. III. Field trials against two mosquito species". Mycopathologia. 97 (2): 83–8. PMID 3574434. doi:10.1007/bf00436842. 
  3. ^ a b "Aedes(Halaedes) australis(Erichson)" (PDF). New Zealand Biosecure Entomology laboratory, A division of Southern Monitoring Services Ltd. 31 Aug 2007. 
  4. ^ "Mosquitoes of Australia". Department of Medical Entomology, Australia. 
  5. ^ a b Linley; R., J; Geary, M.J; Russell, R.C (1992). "The eggs of Aedes australis and Aedes camptorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae)". Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 24 (1). 

Further reading[edit]

  • Brust, Reinhart A. (1997). "Ecology of the Aedes australis (Erichson) 1842 Complex (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia and New Zealand". Australian Journal of Entomology. 36 (3): 287. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1997.tb01471.x. 
  • Pillai, J.S. (1969). "A Coelomomyces infection of Aedes australis in New Zealand". Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 14: 93. doi:10.1016/0022-2011(69)90014-7. 
  • Manning, Deborah L. (1978). "Mouthparts of larvae ofOpifex fuscusandAedes australis(Diptera: Gulicidae); a scanning electron microscope study". New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 5 (4): 801. doi:10.1080/03014223.1978.10423822.