Mosquito Collection (DNA Extracts) (NEON-MOSC-DNA)

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This collection contains genetic extracts derived from select mosquito vouchers (Diptera: Culicidae; NEON sample class: mos_barcoding_in.geneticSampleID). When adult mosquitoes are active, sampling occurs (via CDC light traps) every two weeks at core sites and every four weeks at relocatable sites. A sampling bout consists of trapping at up to ten plots per site (pre-2018, approximately 40 hours per plot; 2018 onward, decrease to 24 hours per plot). Annually, up to 10 individuals of each taxon and sex (where available) per domain are pointed or pinned, receive morphology-based identification by a taxonomist, and have genetic sequences produced at the cytochrome oxidase I barcode region. Barcodes of cytochrome oxidase I are generated per specimen and are cross-posted on the Barcode of Life Data Portal ( Genetic extracts are stored dehydrated in 96-well plates from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. When eluted into 20 uL, concentrations of 5-30 ng/uL are expected. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding can be found at

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Contacts: NEON Biorepository,
Collection Manager: Azhar Husain,
Mosquitoes sampled from CO2 traps data product:
Mosquito sequences DNA barcode data product:
Mosquito pathogen status data product:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0879a940-1299-4645-850a-48760078f18c
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page:
Cite this collection:
NEON Biorepository Data Portal (2024). NEON Biorepository Mosquito Collection (DNA Extracts). Occurrence dataset accessed via the NEON Biorepository Data Portal, on 2024-05-27.
Collection Statistics
  • 11,487 specimen records
  • 11,486 (100%) georeferenced
  • 11,485 (100%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 10 genera
  • 117 species
  • 122 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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