Aedes camptorhynchus

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Aedes camptorhynchus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae
Subfamily: Culicinae
Genus: Aedes
Species: A. camptorhynchus
Binomial name
Aedes camptorhynchus
Thomson, 1868

Ochlerotatus camptorhynchus

Aedes camptorhynchus, the southern saltmarsh mosquito, is responsible for transmitting the Ross River virus, which causes Ross River fever.

The mosquito had become established in New Zealand, after it was accidentally transported from Australia to Hawke’s Bay, in 1998 from where it dispersed to another 10 localities mainly on the North Island.[1] It was declared to be eradicated in 2010.[2]

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  1. ^ Kay, Brian; Russell, Richard, eds. (2013). Mosquito Eradication. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 9781486300570. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand first to wipe out the 'Aussie mozzie'". New Zealand Government. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 

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