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 (http://www.boldsystems.org/). 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 https://ccdb.ca/.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository, [email protected]
Collection Manager: Azhar Husain
Bioinformatician: Laura Rocha Prado, [email protected] (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1237-2824)
NEON BOLD Mosquito sequences DNA barcode (prototype specimens): http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_SearchTerms?query=MOSP
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0879a940-1299-4645-850a-48760078f18c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 3,798 specimen records
  • 3,798 (100%) georeferenced
  • 1,742 (46%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 10 genera
  • 87 species
  • 90 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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Taxon Distribution
  • Aedes (981)
  • Anopheles (141)
  • Coquillettidia (69)
  • Culex (298)
  • Culiseta (163)
  • Mansonia (23)
  • Orthopodomyia (1)
  • Psorophora (56)
  • Uranotaenia (9)
  • Wyeomyia (1)