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Species Details

Culiseta alaskaensis

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SeasonalityMay – July. IdentificationAdult: ventral margin of anepisternum, anterodorsal angle of katepisternum, postspiracular area, and underside of paratergite all with patches of scales; second and third tarsomeres with white bands occupying one quarter or more of each segment; hypostigmal area scaled; wing scales aggregated into spots at base of Rs and at R2+3 and R4+5, costa subcosta and radius with scattered white scales, crossveins scaled. Larva: antennae half as long as head capsule; siphon three times longer than greatest width; dorsolateral abdominal setae 1-VI and 1-VII usually double, saddle setae fine and minute, prothoracic setae 1-P single; antennae with coarse spicules. See Wood, Dang & Ellis 1979 pdf

Scientific Name Culiseta alaskaensis Seasonality May – July. Identification
Adult: ventral margin of anepisternum, anterodorsal angle of katepisternum, postspiracular area, and underside of paratergite all with patches of scales; second and third tarsomeres with white bands occupying one…
Adult: ventral margin of anepisternum, anterodorsal angle of katepisternum, postspiracular area, and underside of paratergite all with patches of scales; second and third tarsomeres with white bands occupying one quarter or more of each segment; hypostigmal area scaled; wing scales aggregated into spots at base of Rs and at R2+3 and R4+5, costa subcosta and radius with scattered white scales, crossveins scaled. Larva: antennae half as long as head capsule; siphon three times longer than greatest width; dorsolateral abdominal setae 1-VI and 1-VII usually double, saddle setae fine and minute, prothoracic setae 1-P single; antennae with coarse spicules. See Wood, Dang & Ellis 1979 pdf
Life History
Females overwinter in hollow sheltered areas as mated nullipars. They emerge very early in spring to take a blood-meal. Eggs are laid in rafts on semipermanent water bodies. Larvae tend to be found at the edges of…
Females overwinter in hollow sheltered areas as mated nullipars. They emerge very early in spring to take a blood-meal. Eggs are laid in rafts on semipermanent water bodies. Larvae tend to be found at the edges of ponds. Despite being a fairly common species, larvae are collected infrequently. Males have been recorded forming mating swarms. There is only one generation per year.
Conservation Common in Alberta. Diet Info Females are blood feeders. Range
Predominately a boreal species. Found throughout much of Alberta, found only in low-lying river valleys in the south. It is found throughout BC, and across northern and north-central Canada. It is absent from most…
Predominately a boreal species. Found throughout much of Alberta, found only in low-lying river valleys in the south. It is found throughout BC, and across northern and north-central Canada. It is absent from most of eastern North America.

Citation

Page Citation for Culiseta alaskaensis

Page Citation

"Species Details - Culiseta alaskaensis, Freshwater Invertebrate Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/5-6136/10-59537. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Diptera Family Culicidae Genus Culiseta Species Culiseta alaskaensis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Authorship

Name Bromilow, S.
Role species page author
Date 2007

Publications

Publication Type Publication
Author Wood, D. M., P. T. Dang and R. A. Ellis
Title The Mosquitoes of Canada (Diptera: Culicidae).
Publication Date 1979

Specimen Information

There are 2 specimens of this Species.

2 results plotted on map in 1 marker.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

IN1092 - Culiseta alaskaensis

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Lake Collected ByFurnell, Allan Date Collected1979-07-18

IN1091 - Culiseta alaskaensis

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Lake Date Collected1979-06-22