- a former name for aedes
C19: from Greek stegos roof + -myia, from muia a fly
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Examples from the Web for stegomyia
He did not recognize it as a Stegomyia, and thought it was a Culex.Insects and Diseases
Rennie W. Doane
The fact that it is unknown in India is very remarkable, seeing that stegomyia is a very prevalent variety of mosquito there.
These breeding-places of the stegomyia have now been done away with completely in Panama, and almost completely in Colon.
The infection is considered to be at an end in a city three months after the last case, that being the lifetime of stegomyia.
The stegomyia, on the other hand, inclines to a more frivolous town life.The Panama Canal
J. Saxon Mills