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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Psorophora cyanescens

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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)
Tribe Aedini
Genus Psorophora
Species cyanescens (Psorophora cyanescens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psorophora cyanescens (Coquillett)
Orig. Comb: Culex cyanescens Coquillett 1902
Range
se US to NM (1) - Distribution in Texas (2)
Habitat
Larvae most commonly collected in temporarily flooded, open grassland depressions and ditches (Snow et al. 1960)
Print References
Snow, et al. 1960. Observations on the biology of Psorophora cyanescens. Journal of Economic Entomology 53(4): 619-621. (Full PDF)
Works Cited
1.Mosquitoes of the southeastern United States
Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena. 2013. The University of Alabama Press. xiii + 188 pp.
2.County Maps of Texas' 85 Mosquito Species - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension