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Psorophora ciliata (Gallinipper)

Psorophora ciliata


This (Gallinipper) species is found throughout the eastern part of the United States from Mexico to Canada.  Its large size and vicious bite make this species a very annoying mosquito.  Females are very large, brownish-yellow, and have obvious scales on the hind tibia.  Larvae are found in temporary pools, and feed on other insects including other mosquito larvae.  The biology of the egg stage is similar to that of the Aedes species.

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2009-10-07 They are monsters down here in A labama.
by jeannie wright

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