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Purple Mosquito

Psorophora ferox

Description:

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

Habitat:

Suburban yard, attracted to a porch light at night


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5 Comments

Machi
Machi 5 days ago

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

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 days 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
Machi 5 days ago

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

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 days 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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