Kia orana dipterists.
Our known Culicidae are: Aedes aegypti, A. polynesiensis, A. nocturnus; and Culex annulirostris and C. quinquefasciatus.
This specimen seems to be a new species. I will be most appreciative of an identification so we can find out more about its behaviour.
Many thanks, Gerald
Gerald, please see the message from Greg Devine below.
We’d like to help if we can. We’re part of a mosquito surveillance project in the Pacific (only just started) and it would be good to encourage Pacific countries to update their inventories. It is hard to do ID on specimens that have no scales left. If Gerald wants to get in touch we can try and help out by doing barcoding on specimens in this condition. Or have a look at photographs of fresh material.
Mosquito Control Laboratory,
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute,