Mosquitoes are common flying insects in the family Culicidae with a worldwide distribution. There are about 3,500 species. They have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body and long legs. The females of most mosquito species suck blood and are vectors for some deadly diseases.

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Aedes aegypti and Dengue Fever
Photographic study by Roland Mortimer of this mosquito and its life history, and the illness caused by a virus it transmits.
Aedes aegypti and Disease Control in the 1990s
Lecture delivered before the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Aedes albopictus: Asian Tiger Mosquito
Provides photographs and a description of this species, its distribution, life cycle, medical significance and management.
Album: Culicidae
Photographs of many flies in this family.
American Mosquito Control Association
Organization enhancing the health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes, other vectors and pests of public importance.
Anopheles cruzii
Photographs of the larva and pupa of this mosquito found in Brazil. Click to enlarge.
Anopheles darlingi
Photographs of this mosquito found in South and Central America. Click to enlarge.
Anopheles earlei
Research project by Laura Otto on this insect including its classification, habitat, reproduction, adaptations, nutrition and interactions with man.
Anopheles quadrimaculatus: Common Malaria Mosquito
Provides photographs and a description of this species, its distribution, life cycle, medical significance and management.
A Closer Look at Mosquito Mouthparts
Photographic study by Roland Mortimer with annotated images of the proboscis.
Culex nigripalpus
Provides photographs and a description of this species, vector of the St. Louis encephalitis SLE virus, its distribution, life cycle, medical significance and management.
Culicidae Family: Mosquito
Description, other information and photographs of adults and larvae.
Deinocerites cancer: Crabhole Mosquito
Provides photographs and a description of this species which lives in the burrows of landcrabs, with information on its distribution and life history.
Family Culicidae
Photographs of mosquitoes in this family found in North America, provided by BugGuide.
Images of Arbovirus Vectors
Photo gallery from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mosquitoes
An illustrated essay by David Richman on some of the species of mosquito that can be found in the southern US.
Mosquitoes: Male versus Female
A look at the anatomical differences between the two, with photographs of Aedes aegypti and species of Culicini and Anophelini.
The New South Wales Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Monitoring Program
Information on mosquitoes, their ecology and control and the diseases they transmit.
Tiny Mosquito
Information about mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, and preventative measures.
World Culicidae
Catalogue of the world's mosquito fauna, including distribution maps, country catalogues, and disease vectors.
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