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Northern House Mosquito? - side - Culex pipiens - female

Northern House Mosquito? - side - Culex pipiens - Female
Ailsa Craig, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
October 16, 2005
Size: body about 6 mm
On inner edge of bathroom sink. Is this Culex pipiens? 1 of 3 photos.

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Northern House Mosquito? - side - Culex pipiens - female Northern House Mosquito - Culex pipiens - female Northern House Mosquito? - top - Culex pipiens - female

Diapause
By the way, the enlarged abdomen appearing white: ususally this means a female is gravid, but in this case, I suspect that it is a hypertrophied fat body due to diapause.

Good shots!
Wow. Good photos. I would say that is exactly what you have. The only species you might mistake this for is Culex restuans. They are almost identical except for a couple light-scaled areas on the scutum. See this site for an example:http://www.mosquito-va.org/culex_restuans.htm.
Keep up the good work!

 
mosquito
Thanks, Sean. I had a hunch it was pipiens, and put a link to the page you linked to under "See Also" on the species page in the Guide.

 
Great!
Another one to take off the POES list...WHOOHOO!!! :)

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