Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

Thomas V. Gaffigan, Richard C. Wilkerson, James E. Pecor, Judith A. Stoffer and Thomas Anderson

Compiled and maintained by the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU), Division of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. This work was performed under a Memorandum of Understanding between WRAIR and the Smithsonian Institution, with institutional support provided by both.

How to use this catalog

The home page provides many options for accessing the mosquito systematic data:
  1. You may pick a genus or genera, subgenus or subgenera and/or country, countries or continent from the lists in the “Genera and Subgenera” and/or “Geographical Locations” windows on the home page. To select more than one: PC: Hold [Control d] & Click; Mac: Hold [Command] & Click. Then click on the “Search” button to send your query.
  2. The “Advanced Search” allows you to search by generic, subgeneric or species name. You may also search by country or type locality.
  3. The “Taxonomic Table” is a list of genera and subgenera in alphabetical order. Clicking any of these links will generate a browser page from the database. This page can be saved by your browser for future reference.

Classification of Tribe Aedini was modified in May 2015 to reflect recommendations found in the following:

Wiley, E.O. and B.S. Liebermann (2011) Phylogenetic Systematics. Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics, 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey

Vences, M., J. M. Guayasamin, A. Miralles, and I. de la Riva (2013) To name or not to name: Criteria to promote economy of change in Linnaean classification schemes. Zootaxa 3636: 201-244.

Wilkerson, R. C., Y.-M. Linton, D. M. Fonseca, T. R. Schultz, D. C. Price, D. A. Strickman (2015) Making Mosquito Taxonomy Useful: A Stable Classification of Tribe Aedini that Balances Utility with Current Knowledge of Evolutionary Relationships. PLOS ONE. Published: July 30, 2015 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133602.

  • Table 1. Name combinations used since 1977 for selected mosquitoes belonging to Tribe Aedini with associated human pathogens and invasive (established, spreading) or non-­native (established, not spreading) behaviors.
  • Appendix S1. Tribe Aedini generic, subgeneric and species name combinations from supplemental materials (Amended 22 Oct 2015)
  • Appendix S3. Mosquito generic (two letters) and subgeneric (three letters) abbreviations from supplemental materials. (Amended 21 Oct 2015)

ISO Country Abbreviations (16 Sept 2015)

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