First record of Toxorhynchites rutilus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Massachusetts

J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 1999 Sep;15(3):423-4.


The 1st recorded capture of Toxorhynchites rutilus in Massachusetts, USA, is reported. This capture represents the northernmost record of Tx. rutilus. The implications of this capture are discussed in the context of range expansion, evolution, and climatic change.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Culicidae / classification*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Massachusetts