For some time past I have been studying the different species of mosquitoes collected in eastern and central Texas, eastern Pennsylvania, and the eastern coast of New Jersey. I learned that during the month of October the Culex pungens was the most common species which prevailed to the greatest extent in all of them. I have made sections of many of them and examined these microscopically. Probably 2000 sections have been made. The subject of entomology is a very important one in connection with this work, and in this department of science there is much room for improvement, such as the classification of mosquitoes.
NATURAL ORDER OF THE MOSQUITO.
The mosquito belongs to the natural order Diptera, sub-order Nemocera, and to the family Culicidæ. Two genera are most commonly known, namely, Culex and Anopheles. The word "mosquito" is derived from the Spanish and Portuguese mosca or the Latin musca, which
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