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Mosquitoes

  • N. R. H. Burgess
  • G. O. Cowan

Abstract

Mosquitoes belong to the order Diptera, a group of insects that only have one pair of wings, located on the mesothorax. The hind pair is reduced to small, drumstick-like organs, the halteres. Diptera can only take fluid food, sometimes in the form of blood. All species go through a complete metamorphosis in the life cycle.

Keywords

Breeding Site Yellow Fever Japanese Encephalitis Female Mosquito Rift Valley Fever 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. R. H. Burgess
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. O. Cowan
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Royal Army Medical CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Uniformed Services University of Health SciencesWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Imperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Royal College of PhysiciansLondonUK

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