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Mosquito larva - Anopheles punctipennis

Mosquito larva - Anopheles punctipennis
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
October 1, 2011
Size: 6mm
Netted from a weedy edge of a swamp.

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Mosquito larva - Anopheles punctipennis Mosquito pupa - Anopheles punctipennis Mosquito  - Anopheles punctipennis - male Mosquito  - Anopheles punctipennis - male

Moved from Anopheles.

Moved from Mosquitoes.
I just checked the larva and it doesn't have any dorsal siphon. Thanks John.

Moved from Flies.
Thanks John, that's what I thought it was too, but never saw a green on with a nice pattern on its head.

Compare Anopheles
It looks similar to Anopheles, but the defining character is the lack of a dorsal siphon and from directly above it's hard to tell whether there is a siphon.

Probably a mosquito. Maybe something that used to be in the same family.

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