Yellow Prairie Mosquito

Aedes flavescens (Ochlerotatus flavescens)

General Status Rank: 
Undetermined
Common Name: 
Yellow Prairie Mosquito
Scientific Name: 
Aedes flavescens (Ochlerotatus flavescens)
Synonyms: 
Ochlerotatus flavescens
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
Common only on the prairies. Breeds in weedy semipermanent ponds. Larvae found in pools surrounded with birch-willow scrub, not in true tundra,.. Confined to brackish caostal marshes in Alaska
References: 
Distribution

Ecozones

Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Plains
References: 

Number of Occurrences

5: three locations before 1979 (Ft Resolution, Yellowknife, Norman Wells) (B159); then Yellowknife (2004, 2005), Norman Wells (2005), Ft Smith (2005), Ft Liard and Ft Simpson (2005) (R161); Ft Simpson (2013), Ft Smith (2013)
Score: 
B
References: 
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Undetermined
Status Rank Description: 
known throughout country, but only sporadically collected
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

  • 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 unpublished report to B Elkin.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

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

NWT Known Subspecies

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