Aedes notoscriptus

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Aedes (Ochlerotatus) notoscriptus
Author: J.J. Harrison
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Aedes notoscriptus (Skuse)

The mosquito is found in Australia, New Zealand and south-western Pacific islands. It is a primary vectors of dog heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) and considered an important vectors of Ross River (RR) virus, causing epidemic polyarthritis, as well as of other viruses (e.g. Barmah Forest virus). It is found in peri-domestic environments and mainly breeds in containers. Eggs are laid at or above the water line.

Ochlerotatus notoscriptus