A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia

February 2016
More details
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    12th February 2016
  • ISBN 9780643100305
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 5.75" x 8.5"
  • Images color photos & maps

Winner of a 2016 Whitley Award Commendation for Natural History Guide

A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia explores the biodiversity of this fascinating group of insects. Mosquitoes are annoying, and can be deadly, but they can also be beautiful. This book provides a pictorial guide to almost 100 mosquito species and includes notes on their biology, habitats and association with disease. They are found in almost every type of environment, from pristine wetlands to polluted drains and from coastal saltmarshes to snow melt streams.

Australia has a diverse range of mosquitoes and although relatively few pose a serious health risk, public health is an important issue. This book provides information on how to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease through tips on keeping your home free of mosquitoes and reducing their bites when you are out and about in the Australian environment.

About the authors

1) Mosquito biology
2) Habitats
3) Nuisance-biting and public health risks of mosquitoes
4) Controlling mosquitoes around the home
5) How to collect, rear and photograph mosquitoes
6) Personal protection measures
7) Guide to mosquito species
Further reading

Cameron Webb

Cameron Webb has over 20 years experience in the management of Australia's mosquitoes and his expertise is employed by local, state and federal government agencies.

Stephen Doggett

Stephen Doggett has worked as a medical entomologist for over 30 years. He is one of Australia's leading entomological photographers with his award-winning photography featured in a wide range of publications.

Richard C. Russell

Richard C. Russell is Professor of Medical Entomology at The University of Sydney, and founding Director of the Department of Medical Entomology at Westmead Hospital. He has worked as a Medical Entomologist, in public health and tropical medicine, for more than 40 years, and has a broad experience with insects and other arthropods of medical importance.