Southern House Mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus)
At porch lights (with moths) near an overgrown backyard habitat.
The Southern House Mosquito is a vector for zoonotic diseases like lymphatic filariasis, avian malaria, West Nile fever, (possibly) Zika virus, St. Lous encephalitis, and Western equine encephalitis. It is also the host and vector for several parasites.
Thank you, Christine Young, for IDing this one!
''Culex quinquefasciatus'' Say, 1823 , commonly known as the southern house mosquito, is a medium-sized mosquito found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is the vector of ''Wuchereria bancrofti'', avian malaria, and arboviruses including St. Louis encephalitis virus, Western equine encephalitis virus, zika virus and West Nile virus. It is taxonomically regarded as a member of the ''Culex pipiens'' species complex. Its genome was sequenced in 2010, and was shown to have 18,883 protein-coding.. more