( Latin: genus Aedes )
These insects breed mainly in pools and ditches of the kind that fill up with water in the spring months, but dry up later in the year. They have only one generation in the year, which flies in May, normally at the same time as the beech comes into leaf. Some species live in or near to woodland. Others frequent areas of coastal salt- marsh, breeding in brackish pools, and these may have several generations in the course of the summer.