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Purple Mosquito

Psorophora ferox


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

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Machi 2 months ago

Oh I've seen photos of those! They are beautiful!!!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 months ago

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.

Machi 2 months ago

Thanks again Christine! I agree! I was taken aback when I saw the purple!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 months ago

It’s Psorophora ferox. Love this mosquito, the purple is gorgeous.

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.89, Long: -82.57

Spotted on Sep 20, 2017
Submitted on Jan 11, 2018

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