The VMCA Education Committee held its annual Adult Mosquito Identification Course on Monday, May 13, 2019 in Suffolk, VA. See below for course information and PDF versions of the presentations.

2019 Student materials

General Information

2019 VMCA ID course schedule – you may want to download or print this out to have on class day

Student Supply List – please bring these supplies to class; notify Karen Akaratovic if you are missing anything on the list

Harrison et al. 2016 Mosquito Key Order Form

Directions to Suffolk Mosquito Control


2019 Class Presentations (PDFs)

Mosquitoes and Associated Pathogens – Wes Robertson, Henrico County

Biology Lab Protocol – Ryan Levering, Henrico County

Encounters on the Job- Tim DuBois, Hampton Environmental Services

Scope Use & Dichot Key to Genus- Jay Kiser, Suffolk Mosquito Control

Aedes- Jay Kiser, Suffolk Mosquito Control

Anopheles- Michael Bowry, Hampton Environmental Services

Culex-Karen Akaratovic, Suffolk Mosquito Control

Minor Genera (Cs, Cq, Or, Tx, Ur)- Jennifer Barritt, VA Beach Mosquito Control

Psorophora- Penelope Smelser, Norfolk Vector Control, VDH