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Species Culiseta minnesotae

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)
Genus Culiseta
Species minnesotae (Culiseta minnesotae)
Pronunciation
minn-eh-sotayh
Identification
Larvae:
- Antenna as long as head, seta 1-A multibranched
- Head hair 5 with 7 or more branches, head hair 6 double
- Abdominal comb scale club shaped
- Siphon without midventral row of setae
- Anal saddle complete

Adult Female:
- Thorax reddish brown
- Scutum with two, broad light brown stripes and coppery brown scales laterally
- Abdominal terga dark scaled with apical and basal bands of yelowish brown scales
- Legs dark scales with pale basal and apical bands on some tarsal segments
- Origin of mediocubital and radiomedial cross veins separated by more than the length of either cross vein
Habitat
Larvae in permanent, stagnant swampy water and permanent and semi permanent marshes with emerging vegetation
Season
- Univoltine
Food
Bird biter