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Species Ochlerotatus sierrensis - Western Treehole Mosquito

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Nematocera" (Non-Brachycera))
Infraorder Culicomorpha (Mosquitoes and Midges)
Family Culicidae (Mosquitoes)
Tribe Aedini
Genus Ochlerotatus
Species sierrensis (Western Treehole Mosquito)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aedes (Ochlerotatus) sierrensis (Ludlow)
Orig. Comb: Taeniorhynchus sierrensis Ludlow 1905
Range
Widespread throughout California and Southern Utah. It is prevalent in the Sierra Nevada foothill.
Habitat
Treeholes or small containers
Season
Most active in spring, but is a biter in summer and fall
Food
Females feed on the blood of most mammals including humans
Life Cycle
- Overwinters as an egg
Remarks
A major vector of Dog Heartworm