A guide to mosquitoes of Australia.
Clayton South: CSIRO Publishing, 2016.
Octavo, paperback, 204 pp. colour photographs, maps.
This handy guide explores the biodiversity of this fascinating group of insects. This book provides a pictorial guide to almost 100 mosquito species and includes notes on their biology, habitats and association with disease. They are found in almost every type of environment, from pristine wetlands to polluted drains and from coastal saltmarshes to snow melt streams. Australia has a diverse range of mosquitoes and while relatively few pose a serious health risk, public health is an important issue. This book provides information on how to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease through tips on keeping your home free of mosquitoes and reducing their bites when you are out and about in the Australian environment.