Aedes subalbirostris Klein & Marks, 1960



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aedes albirostris Macquart (unique female specimen only)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1906

Rediscovered in 17 November 1958



South Island (including Stewart Island), New Zealand






For a photograph of a preserved specimen see:






Original scientific description:

Klein, J. M. and Marks, Elizabeth N. (1960). Australian mosquitos described by Macquart. I. Species in the Paris Museum, Aedes (Finlaya) alboannulatus (Macquart), Aedes (Finlaya) rubithorax (Macquart), Aedes (Ochlerotatus) albirostris (Macquart), new synonymy and a new species from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 85(1): 107-116.


Other references:

Belkin, J. N. (1968). Mosquito studies (Diptera, Culicidae). VII. The Culicidae of New Zealand. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 3(1): 1-28.

Cane, R. P. and Disbury, M. (2010). An addition to the known distribution of New Zealand’s mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) from recent surveillance data, 2001-2009. The Weta 40: 14-23. [an official range extension for this species]

Dumbleton, L. J. (1963). Rediscovery of the mosquito Aedes subalbirostris klein and Marks. N. Z. Ent. 3(2): 26-27.

Edwards, F. W. (1924). A synopsis of the adult mosquitos of the Australasian Region. Bulletin of Entomological Research 14: 351-401.

Marks, Elizabeth N. and Nye, E. R. (1963). The subgenus Ochlerotatus in the Australian region (Diptera: Culicidae) VI. The New Zealand species. Trans. R. Soc. N. Z., Zool. 4: 49-60.


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