A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia
Provides a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to the mosquitoes of Australia and key strategies for managing them.
Mosquitoes are annoying, and can be deadly, but they can also be beautiful. A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia explores the biodiversity of this fascinating group of insects. It 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. + Full description
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.
Recipient of a 2016 Whitley Award commendation for Natural History Guide- Short description
"This book is a valuable addition to the knowledge base of Australian mosquitoes. It is suitable for both the scientist and nature enthusiast, as well as those involved in environmental health. The practical advice on protective measures is useful to anyone with an interest in protecting themselves and their home from mosquitoes."
Emma Cottage, General and Applied Entomology, 44, 2016, p. 65
"As well as the detailed yet easily digestible information provided, the outstanding photography, primarily contributed by Stephen Doggett, is also something to be admired... one major focus of this book is the aesthetic side of these species that we don't often consider - and the photos certainly do capture the allure of the Australian mosquito in all its understated glory."
Rachel Fetherston, Wild Melbourne blog, 16/6/16
"Australia now has something it lacked... a field guide to mosquitoes. Because they are so small, most people probably think one looks much like another, but this guide reveals a remarkable range of patterns and poses... About a third of Australia's 300 species are covered, with excellent photos, good descriptions, distribution maps and a section for each species on pest status."
Tim Low, Wildlife Australia, Winter 2016, p. 48
"This is a fascinating Guide, with some surprising information."
Nick Goldie, Cooma-Monaro Express, 18 February 2016, p. 4
DetailsPaperback | February 2016 | $ 49.95
ISBN: 9780643100305 | 216 pages | 215 x 148 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ePDF | February 2016
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- High-quality colour photographs, with both adult and immature stages of most mosquito species presented
- Distribution maps
- Information on public health and protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases
- Fascinating boxes with information on topics like why mosquitoes may bite you more than your friends.
ContentsAbout the authors
Nuisance-biting and public health risks of mosquitoes
Controlling mosquitoes around the home
How to collect, rear and photograph mosquitoes
Personal protection measures
Guide to mosquito species