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The abdomen is purple and it looks like the legs are too. The head might be gold but its hard to tell if that's not just the lighting
Suburban yard, attracted to a porch light at night
Oh I've seen photos of those! They are beautiful!!!
You’re welcome :). Ps. ferox is so pretty, but has a VERY painful bite. There are some insanely beautiful mosquitoes out there though...Check out Sabethes cyaneus if you have a chance. Those are unusually gorgeous bloodsuckers.
Thanks again Christine! I agree! I was taken aback when I saw the purple!
Here’s a link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psoropho...
It’s Psorophora ferox. Love this mosquito, the purple is gorgeous.
Lat: 28.89, Long: -82.57
Spotted on Sep 20, 2017 Submitted on Jan 11, 2018