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May 29, 2007 - A Dark-headed Larva - Aedes japonicus

May 29, 2007 - A Dark-headed Larva - Aedes japonicus
Richmond Hill, York Region, Ontario, Canada
May 28, 2007
This larva stood out among the other fourth-instar larvae in having a distinctively darker head.

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May 29, 2007 - A Dark-headed Larva - Aedes japonicus June 1, 2007 - Pupa - Aedes japonicus

Moved from Mosquitoes.

from what you tell me
about the habitat, and what I can see, I would feel comfortable saying this is Oc. canadensis

I'll pay close attention to what emerges within the next few days, and take some photos of the adult as well.

Emerged yesterday
I have confirmed the identity of this larva from the emerged adult male. It is actually an Oc. japonicus, based on its patterning: distinctive scutum pattern and light bands only basally on the hind tarsomeres. Not a surprise since this was the second japonicus male to emerge. I have already posted images of the former.

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