New mosquito species recorded on Guam

  MANGILAO, Guam — The Division of Environmental Health of the Department of Public Health and Social Services Mosquito Surveillance and Control Program found a previously unrecorded mosquito species, Wyeomyia mitchellii, at the Guam Environmental Public Health Laboratory with the assistance of an entomologist from the Zika Emergency and Preparedness Project, according to an Aug. 7 release.

  DEH had been conducting mosquito surveillance by collecting adult and larval mosquitoes in various parts of the island for identification.

  Although the newly recorded mosquito females obtain their blood-meals from warm-blooded animals including humans, it is not a known vector . . .

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