Mosquito news

No, the Micrognome hasn’t got his etymology confused with his entomology. Here is a treasure chest of names for pesky little flying things that annoy, bite and infect you with a variety of nasties.

The Road Less Travelled

Lab Without Walls has a team travelling from Broome to Kununurra during National Science Week, taking a molecular field lab with them. They will test mashed mosquitoes for Australian regional arboviruses an soils for the bacterial cause of melioidosis. In doing so, the team will understand how to get PCR methods going to support improvements in regional pathology services.

Borne lyre

medically important Culicine mosquitoes