Mosquitoes - Pelagic Publishing


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  • ecology
  • entomology
  • identification
  • insects
  • mosquito
  • mosquitoes


British mosquitoes are often overlooked by entomologists in favour of their wilder, tropical cousins. This book brings together all of the current research and information on British mosquitoes, providing a comprehensive, accessible guide to the study and identification of British species.

Chapters cover life histories, identification and habitat, accompanied by detailed illustrations. Detailed keys for the identification of eggs, larvae, pupae and adults form the centre of the book, which also includes practical guidance for studying mosquitoes, including where to find them and how to recognise them in all stages of their life cycle.

This book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to broaden their knowledge of the British mosquito, from those with an amateur interest, to students and professionals seeking to publish research on the species.

This is a reprint of the first edition published in 1990 (ISBN 0-85546-275-2).


Sixth-form, undergraduate, postgraduate, field centre, ecological consultant, wildlife trust, conservation volunteer

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Life histories
3. Identification
Use of keys
I Eggs: key to genera
II Larvae: key to genera
III Pupae: key to genera
IV Adults: key to genera
V Fourth - instar larvae: key to species
VI Adults: key to species
4. Notes on the British mosquitoes
5. Studying mosquitoes
Useful addresses
References and further reading

Bibliographic Information

  • 78 pages
  • Line drawings
  • Colour plates
  • BISAC SCI070020, NAT017000