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

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 in 96-well plates from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding can be found at

Contacts: NEON Biorepository,
Collection Manager: Azhar Husain
Bioinformatician: Laura Rocha Prado, (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1237-2824)
NEON BOLD Mosquito sequences DNA barcode (prototype specimens):
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 (2023). NEON Biorepository Mosquito Collection (DNA Extracts). Occurrence dataset accessed via the NEON Biorepository Data Portal, on 2023-03-25.
Collection Statistics
  • 5,698 specimen records
  • 5,698 (100%) georeferenced
  • 3,643 (64%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 10 genera
  • 103 species
  • 107 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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