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Mosquito - Culex pipiens - female

Mosquito - Culex pipiens - Female
Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
September 15, 2007
This mosquito was floating on a feather in the pool with all the larvae. I don't know if that means she has any relation at all, but here she is.

Here's a link to the larvae:

Moved from Culex.

you! =)

Moved from Flies.

Culex, likely pipiens. She was probably freshly eclosed from the same bunch of larvae.

I learned a new word! =)
Thanks! And, good thought. Can you tell if a mosquito is "fresh", like you can with butterflies and cicadas?

tou can see her abdomen extends beyond her wings and kind of curves up. That means she is fresh

Thank you
for the info. =)

And when they are real real f
And when they are real real fresh the setae on the antennae and the palps are not erect.

I love learning stuff on here. =)

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