Ashy Mosquito

Aedes cinereus

General Status Rank: 
Secure
Common Name: 
Ashy Mosquito
Scientific Name: 
Aedes cinereus
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

Economic/Human Considerations

Not aggressive and usually attack human only on legs, active at dusk
References: 
Habitat
small shallow snow and rainwater pools
References: 
Distribution

Ecozones

Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Plains
References: 

Distribution

7: 3 sites Aklavik, Norman Welss, Ft Smith (B159); 4 occurrences in Ft Smith (2005, 2013), Yellowknife (2005), Ft Simpson (2004, 2011, 2012,2013), and Norman Wells (R161)
Score: 
G
References: 

Number of Occurrences

7: 3 sites Aklavik, Norman Welss, Ft Smith (B159); 4 occurrences in Ft Smith (2005, 2013), Yellowknife (2005), Ft Simpson (2004, 2011, 2012,2013), and Norman Wells (R161)
Score: 
BE
References: 

Area of Occupancy

Score: 
-
Threats

Threats

Score: 
C

Intrinsic Vulnerability

Score: 
-
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
historical records (and recent species lists) show this to be a widespread and common species
S Rank: 
S4S5
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: 
November 3, 2014

References

Economic Status

  • 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

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 unpublished report to B Elkin.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

Range Extent

  • 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