Aedes sp. (Mosquito larvae)
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Diptera
Family Culicidae


Verification Pictures / Key Distinguishing Features
  • Eight abdominal segment with elongate cylindrical / fusiform dorsal siphon.
  • Lateral palatal brushes composed of 30 or more hairs
  • Head atleast as wide as long
  • Head lacking a prominent triangular pouch on each side
  • Siphon with pecten
  • Siphon lacking basal tufts
  • Siphon with one pair of median tufts
  • Anal segment not completely ringed by dorsal saddle