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Mosquito

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Mosquito (male)
Armigeres sp. Armigeres | Mosquito Taxonomic Inventory


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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 7 years ago

In reviewing this again, I remembered something - male mosquitoes have longer palps than the females! So, while this is a male, it is probably NOT Anopheles. I will investigate mosquitoes species in your area to see if I can come up with a genus.

Hi Christine. I have a similar spotting - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/159.... Could my spotting be that of Anopheles sp. as well? Thanks!!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 7 years ago

This is a male Anopheles mosquito because the palps are as long as the proboscis. I know it is male because the antennae are very fluffy. Males don't take bloodmeals, good news for you ;).

elapj
elapj 9 years ago

Thanks, ceherzog.
That's not my arm, Alice. It's a granite tile in our kitchen. It does kinda look like skin though. :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Were you letting the Mosquito's suck on your arm?!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Very interesting shots!

elapj
Spotted by
elapj

Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines

Spotted on May 1, 2011
Submitted on Jun 20, 2011

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