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Verrallina Adults & Larvae

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Verrallina carmenti

Verrallina carmenti adult

The genus Verrallina up until recently was included amongst the Aedes. This particular species occurs in northern Queensland where it is thought to be a vector of Ross River virus.

Verrallina carmenti larvae

Larvae of Verrallina carmenti.

Verrallina carmenti eggs

Eggs of Verrallina like those of Aedes and Ochlerotatus are laid on some substrate such as the soil or base of plants. They generally require a period of drying out before hatching following inundation.

 

Verrallina funerea

Verrallina funerea adult female

Verrallina funerea up until 2001, was long known as Aedes funereus. This species breeds in brackish groundpools often in association with Ochlerotatus vigilax. Can be a serious pest biter in and close to mangrove but tends not to fly far from these areas. Ross River & Barmah Forest have been isolated from this species

Verrallina funerea adult female

An unfed Verrallina funerea. Click here to see a closeup of the adult female.


Verrallina lineata

Verrallina lineata adult

This is another north Queensland species of Verrallina.

Verrrallina lineata larvae

The larvae of Verrallina lineata.

Verrrallina lineata pupa

The pupa of Verrallina lineata.

 

Verrallina Marks no. 52

Verrallina Mark 52

This species is collected occasionally in coastal areas in the region from Sydney to southeast Queensland. It has been found breeding in semi-permanent ground pools. Adults are known to bite humans, but it is unlikely a serious vector. Click here to see a closeup of the adult female

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