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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An important genus of mosquitos having the palpi short and four-jointed in the female and long and five-jointed in the male. They are black in color, marked with silvery white. The head is completely clothed with broad, flat scales. About 40 species are known. S. fasciata (calopus) is the transmitter of yellow fever and is known as the yellow-fever mosquito. The genus is of tropical and subtropical distribution.
  • n. A mosquito of this genus.

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