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


This extensive and valuable publication brings up to date the knowledge that has accumulated on the mosquitoes of Micronesia since the appearance of the first comprehensive work on this subject by Bohart and Ingram in 1946 (NavMed 1055, 110 pp.). Included within the area of treatment are the Caroline Islands, the Volcano Islands, the Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, and the Gilbert Islands. The previously reported total of 21 named species for this geographical area has been more than doubled and now stands at 45. This rather startling increase has been made possible largely by recent extensive field research by the author. Support for this work was provided by the United States Office of Naval Research, the Pacific Science Board (National Research Council), the National Science Foundation, and the Bishop Museum.

The introductory material includes a brief account of the zoogeography of Micronesia and of the degree of species endemism encountered in each of the distinct island groups, of the larval habitats encountered, and of the relationship of the Micronesian mosquito species to disease.


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