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a former name for aedes
Word Origin
C19: from Greek stegos roof + -myia, from muia a fly
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  • 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
  • Further than this, India and China are afraid of yellow fever because in both of these countries the stegomyia mosquito abounds.

    The Panama Canal

    Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • Dr. Carroll first allowed himself to be bitten by the mosquitoes, not the anopheles but another variety known as the stegomyia.

    The Panama Canal J. Saxon Mills
  • One mosquito may look very much like another, but the stegomyia and the anopheles differ in many important respects.

    The Panama Canal J. Saxon Mills
  • The stegomyia flies and bites in the early afternoon and again at night, the anopheles flies and bites after sunset.

  • Yellow fever germs will develop only in the mosquito called, stegomyia.

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