Mosquito Identification


mosquite adult and proboscisWith the increasing importance of mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, identification becomes even more important than in the past. However, identification guides are difficult to come by. These pages offer a set of images and accompanying text produced by the Centers for Disease Control for the generic identification of mosquito larvae and adults. The images have been digitized by the UTEP Biodiversity Collections from slides originally produced by the CDC in the 1970s.

Users may view the slides and text online for either the adult identification set or the larva set. Proceed through the set by clicking on "next" at the bottom of each slide.

Alternatively, the images and data may be accessed in PDF format.