Submitted to: Journal of the Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 11, 2000
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: There are 40 genera and 134 subgenera of mosquitoes currently recognized. A revised and updated list of 2-letter abbreviations for genera and 3-letter abbreviations for subgenera is provided for this medically important group of biting insects. The use of short, standardized generic and subgeneric abbreviations facilitate the recognition of each taxon and reduce printed space in tables, lists, descriptions, specimen labels, etc. and provide an advantage in computer studies. The study was conducted at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida.
Technical Abstract: A revised and updated list of abbreviations for the currently recognized 40 genera and 134 subgenera of family Culicidae is provided.