Common Snowpool Mosquito

Aedes communis (Ochlerotatus communis)

General Status Rank: 
Secure
Common Name: 
Common Snowpool Mosquito
Scientific Name: 
Aedes communis (Ochlerotatus communis)
Synonyms: 
Ochlerotatus communis
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
large forest pools
References: 
Distribution

Ecozones

Southern Arctic, Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Cordillera, Boreal Plains, Hudson Plains
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Distribution

One of the most abundant and widely distributed species, occurs thru the frested part of Canada as well as in US and northern Eurasia.
Score: 
G
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Number of Occurrences

12 occurrences in the forested area and barrenlands (B159, R161);4 % of specimens collected in Ft Simpson in 2014 (TDTS Consulting, B Elkin, pathogen monitoring)
Score: 
BE
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Area of Occupancy

Score: 
-
Population

Population Size

One of the most abundant and widely distributed species, occurs thru the frested part of Canada as well as in US and northern Eurasia.
Score: 
D
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Threats

Threats

Score: 
C

Intrinsic Vulnerability

Score: 
-
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
early season, deep snowpools for larvae; one of Canada's most widespread and abundant 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: 
May 12, 2016

References

Ecozones

  • 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

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
  • Taz Stuart in Stasiak, Iga (2014) Mosquito Speciation Data - Identification by Taz Stuart. E-mail wth attachments to S Carriere 03/06/2014 e-copy - H288 Return

Population Size

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

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