Report of the State Entomologist of Connecticut for the year

 
9781130029154: Report of the State Entomologist of Connecticut for the year
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...rare woodland species; any trouble they may give will be strictly local. Culex perturbans Walk.--The complete life history of this species is unknown. It may be either a fresh or salt water mosquito, but has been found chiefly near salt water. We found the species only at Branford and Woodmont. F1g. 20.--Mosquito larva, showing the parts used in classification. (After Smith, Report on New Jersey Mosquitoes.) Culex taeniorhynchus Say.--The habits of this species are so much like those of C. sollicitans that it was at one time thought to be a form of that species. It does not, however, have the longitudinal abdominal stripe found on sollicitans. Our experience indicates that the specie's is comparatively rare. Culex salinarius Coq.--This species has been found at New Haven and Branford. It resembles the rain-barrel mosquito and is to the salt marsh what that species is to the inland. Culex pretans Grossbeck.--Has formerly been regarded as a comparatively rare woodland species. At Hartford we found it breeding by the million in wooded pools at south meadows, from which it spread into the adjoining portion of the city, becoming the most troublesome mosquito. (See figure 22 and plate XII.) Culex territans Walk.--Is a pure water mosquito, comparatively rare and occurring in springs. It may become a nuisance. Culex curriei Coq.--A fresh water species. A single specimen was taken at New Haven--the first record for the species east of Nebraska, but it has since been found in New York. Culex aurifer Coq.--Breeds in fresh water. Only a few specimens were found during the season. Culex brittoni Felt.--A single specimen found at Branford proved to be a new species and was described recently by Dr. Felt. Aedes fuscus O. S.--A fresh water species. Three adults taken at Ne...

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