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Elephant Mosquito

Toxorhynchites rutilus


Extremely large mosquito. Metallic blue and yellow coloration. Dark legs with light tips. Adults feed on nectar. Larvae of this species are carnivorous and feed on other mosquito larva.


Temperate woodland. Rockwood Park, Virginia.

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Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.45, Long: -77.58

Spotted on Jun 7, 2016
Submitted on Sep 16, 2018

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