Mosquitoes of the Southeastern United States is a full-colour, highly illustrated guide to the sixty-four known species of mosquitoes in eleven genera that populate the South--from the Gulf Coastal states to the Carolinas.
In addition to detailed and fully illustrated identification keys for both larvae and adults, Mosquitoes of the Southeastern United Statesincludes information on the mosquito's lifecycle, interaction with humans, and biological diversity in the southeast. This area of the country has a rich mosquito fauna with diverse species ranging from the tiny pitcher plant mosquito to the brilliantly coloured cannibal mosquito. Close-up photographs of live adults showcase their widely varied and beautiful bodies while remarkable images made with the aid of a microaquarium reveal the differences in larval stages of the subjects. For each species described, Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena provides biological information including distribution maps, habitat associations of the larvae and adults, range of animals fed upon, and importance from a medical standpoint.
This book's usefulness to mosquito control programs in the Southeast and beyond cannot be overstated. Not only for native species, but for new species introduced from exotic locales, mosquitoes must be properly identified in order to know how best to eradicate or control them. This volume will also be valuable to medical and public health specialists working on mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and filariasis.
Mosquitoes of the Southeastern United States is the first guide to integrate full-colour photography, illustrated keys, and current information on the biology of mosquitoes into one definitive resource.
Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena is a research entomologist in the Department of Global Health at the University of South Florida, USA. He has published fifteen professional papers in scientific journals and one book chapter, "Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods," in the second edition of Medical and Veterinary Entomology.