Welcome to Mosquito Taxonomic Inventory
The Mosquito Taxonomic Inventory (MTI) aims to provide an up-to-date, authoritative resource on the global diversity of family Culicidae. The classification used on this site aims to be a natural classification of mosquitoes. It includes all formally established taxa based on the results of objective phylogenetic analyses, together with those taxa based on intuitive interpretation of morphological data that have yet to be investigated using such methods. The results of such phylogenetic analyses often show that currently recognised nominal taxa are polyphyletic and unnatural, so if the classification is to reflect evolutionary history, with the formal naming of taxa based on monophyletic groups of equivalent rank, then nomenclatural changes will be inevitable. Retaining taxa based solely on convenience or past usage, when there is published evidence to the contrary, is not an option. However, it must also be recognised that all patterns of relationship are hypotheses, to be tested with new data and methods, and so further changes will doubtless be forthcoming from future studies.
Visit What's New? to see a list of information that has been added most recently; visit Valid Species to see a complete list of currently recognised mosquito species. See How to reference this site if you wish to cite the MTI or specific content.