Field Mosquito

Aedes campestris (Ochlerotatus campestris)

General Status Rank: 
Undetermined
Common Name: 
Field Mosquito
Scientific Name: 
Aedes campestris (Ochlerotatus campestris)
Synonyms: 
Ochlerotatus campestris
Taxonomy
Group: 
Fly (Mosquito)
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Diptera
Family: 
Culicidae
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Reproduction Frequency Per Year: 
0
Habitat
variety of open situations, including prairis alkaline sloughs that have a pH of 8.4 and are rich in organic matter, temporary or semipermanent snowmelt, rain pools, raodside ditches, subarctic pools in birch and willow scrub a tree line
References: 
Distribution

Ecozones

Boreal Plains
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Number of Occurrences

No sites in Wood et al. 1979; Occurrence in Forth Smith (2004, more than 50% of samples on some dates), not collected at this site in 2011, 2012, 2013.
Score: 
A
References: 
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Undetermined
Status Rank Description: 
Lack of recent widespread northern sampling but no reason to assume this species is in decline
S Rank: 
SU
Decision Process Description: 
Based on printed reference and expert opinion: Aynsley Thielman, Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON (2009); Reviewed in 2014 by Fiona Hunter
Last Updated: 
May 12, 2016

References

Ecozones

  • The Canadian centre for mosquito management inc. (2005) A survey of adult mosquitoes from the Northwest Territories (Diptera:Culicidae) Identification by Randy Gadawski. unpublished report to B Elkin. Print in binder - R161 Return

Habitat

  • Wood, D. M. Dang, P. T. and Ellis, R. A. (1979) The mosquitoes of Canada, Diptera:Culicidae. The Insects and arachnids of Canada: Part 6 Publication 1686 ENR library QL 434.52 .A1I5 pt. 6 - B159 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Wood, D. M. Dang, P. T. and Ellis, R. A. (1979) The mosquitoes of Canada, Diptera:Culicidae. The Insects and arachnids of Canada: Part 6 Publication 1686 ENR library QL 434.52 .A1I5 pt. 6 - B159 Return
  • The Canadian centre for mosquito management inc. (2005) A survey of adult mosquitoes from the Northwest Territories (Diptera:Culicidae) Identification by Randy Gadawski. unpublished report to B Elkin. Print in binder - R161 Return