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Mosquito - Uranotaenia sapphirina My favorite mosquito! It&#039;s tiny and blue!<br />
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It&#039;s a tiny, mostly dark mosquito with a blunt abdomen.  The proboscis widens distally. The scutum and scutellum have iridescent blue scales, and the wings have a long line of iridescent blue scales on the basal two-thirds of the 5th vein.<br />
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Mosquito - Uranotaenia sapphirina

My favorite mosquito! It's tiny and blue!

It's a tiny, mostly dark mosquito with a blunt abdomen. The proboscis widens distally. The scutum and scutellum have iridescent blue scales, and the wings have a long line of iridescent blue scales on the basal two-thirds of the 5th vein.

Attracted to a light at night in a rural area.

    comments (2)

  1. It's a beauty! Insanely long legs. Why is it your favorite? Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks!

      It's my favorite because it was the first beautiful mosquito that I saw under a microscope. It was the species that piqued and solidified my interest in studying mosquitoes many years ago :)

      Plus, it's blue - my favorite color; and it's small - something I can relate to, lol.
      Posted one year ago

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''Uranotaenia sapphirina'' is a species of mosquito in the family Culicidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Aug 10, 2018. Captured Aug 9, 2018 22:00 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm