204 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
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. A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia 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
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
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Cameron Webb spends most of his summers chasing mosquitoes. He has over 20 years' experience in the management of Australia’s mosquitoes and his expertise is employed by local, state and federal government agencies. He is particularly interested in how wetland rehabilitation, climate change and urbanisation impact on mosquito-borne disease management.
Stephen Doggett has worked as a medical entomologist for over 30 years and has extensive experience in the research of mosquitoes, ticks and bed bugs. Stephen also has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s leading entomological photographers with his award-winning photography featured in a wide range of publications.
Richard Russell is one of the leading authorities on mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease in Australia and internationally, with 45 years' experience as a medical entomologist in public health and tropical medicine. He is author and co-author of several books and monographs on Australian mosquitoes, and has over 200 publications in scientific journals.