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Southern House Mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus) At porch lights (with moths) near an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
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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.<br />
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Thank you, Christine Young, for IDing this one! Culex quinquefasciatus,Fall,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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!

    comments (2)

  1. You're welcome ;) Posted one year ago
  2. Thanks for taking the time to split that other photo! We have only a few of our blood-sucking friends documented so this is a great addition:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/diptera/culicidae
    Posted one year ago

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''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

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Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Oct 6, 2018. Captured Oct 2, 2018 20:07 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm