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stegomyia

noun
  1. a former name for aedes
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek stegos roof + -myia, from muia a fly
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Examples from the Web for stegomyia

Historical Examples

  • 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