Identification Guide to Adult Mosquitoes in Mississippi
Mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit are increasing in frequency and geographic distribution. As many as 1,000 people were exposed recently to dengue fever during an outbreak in the Florida Keys. “New” mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile and Chikungunya have increased public awareness about disease potential from these notorious pests.
This book was written to provide citizens, public health workers, school teachers, and other interested parties with a hands-on, user-friendly guide to Mississippi mosquitoes. The book’s utility may vary with each user group, and that’s OK; some will want or need more detail than others. Nonetheless, the information provided will allow you to identify mosquitoes found in Mississippi with a fair degree of accuracy. For more information about mosquito species occurring in the state and diseases they may transmit, contact the entomology staff at the Mississippi State Department of Health or the medical entomologist at Mississippi State University.
Contact your local county MSU Extension office to request a copy of this 106-page book.
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