Volume s1-24, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The importance of mosquito identification at army installations in this country and overseas has shown the need for a rapid permanent method of mounting mosquito larvae. At the Fourth Service Command Laboratory, the Entomology Department has had experience in mounting hundreds of larvae on micro-slides since its establishment. Many methods have been employed in preparing the slides and as difficulties were encountered, an effort was continually made for improvement. Slides are primarily prepared for teaching mosquito identification and for this purpose it is necessary to have permanent, durable mounts that retain all taxonomic characters. Also a comparative larval collection must be maintained to show clearly all characters, obscure or variable, that aid in the determination of closely related species.

Officer entomologists attending the two weeks course in Mosquito Identification were desirous of learning to make their own comparative collections to aid them in the identification of the local species at their respective stations.


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  • Received : 27 Jul 1944
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