Mosquitoes in Moose Country: A Mosquito Survey of Northern Minnesota

A. C. Kinsley, R. D. Moon, K. Johnson, M. Carstensen, D. Neitzel, M. E. Craft

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An adult mosquito survey was conducted at 12 sites using carbon dioxide traps in northern Minnesota throughout the summer of 2012. Specimens were counted, identified to species, sorted into pools, and tested for eastern equine encephalitis (EEEV) and West Nile virus (WNV). Our findings extend the known range of Culiseta melanura, Anopheles barberi, and An. quadrimaculatus and document the presence and abundance of 27 other mosquito taxa in the region. None of the pools tested positive for EEEV or WNV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to give a special thanks to Erika Butler for contributions to the study design and volunteer organization; Sandra Brogren and Diann Crane, Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, for their support with mosquito identification; Sara Vetter, Minnesota Department of Health, for mosquito testing support; André Nault, University of Minnesota, for his technical support; and our volunteer mosquito trappers: Nancy Gellerman and Vince Nelson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Andrew Edwards, Nick Bogyo, Tyler Kaspar, 1854 Treaty Authority; Gregg Knutsen, Ashley Hitt, Aubrey Higgens, Cassie Skaggs, and Jess Selchow, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge; and Ron Moen and Michael Joyce, University of Minnesota Duluth. Research was supported by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences through a One Health Seed Grant; Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota; Minnesota Department of Health; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and the Office of Graduate programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2016 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.


  • Anopheles barberi
  • Anopheles quadrimaculatus
  • Culiseta melanura
  • Minnesota
  • mosquito survey


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