Mosquitoes

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Adult Psorophora spp mosquito

Mosquitoes are common skin parasites of cattle worldwide and belong to the family Culicidae.

Important genera include Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Culiseta, and Psorophora. Although they are tiny, fragile dipterans, female mosquitoes are perhaps some of the most voracious of the blood-feeding arthropods and cause skin damage, allergic reactions as well as transmission of parasites such as Dipetalonema spp and certain viruses such as Orf, Rift valley fever and Neethling virus[1].

Species of mosquitoes which are pathogenic to cattle include

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