Alert: Email will not work this weekend and some downtime expected. Learn more

JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Inland Floodwater Mosquito - Aedes vexans This is an adult female Aedes vexans that is gravid (full of eggs). You can tell that she&#039;s gravid from her distended abdomen. Aedes vexans are most easily characterized by their unbanded proboscis, scutum with short brown scales, but no obvious pattern, the pale basal, bilobed bands on the abdominal terga, and the narrow basal bands on the hindtarsomeres.<br />
<br />
Aedes vexans is a known vector of Dirofilaria immitis (dog heartworm).<br />
<br />
This mosquito was attracted to a moth light. Aedes vexans,Geotagged,Inland floodwater mosquito,Summer,United States,aedes,diptera,mosquito Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Inland Floodwater Mosquito - Aedes vexans

This is an adult female Aedes vexans that is gravid (full of eggs). You can tell that she's gravid from her distended abdomen. Aedes vexans are most easily characterized by their unbanded proboscis, scutum with short brown scales, but no obvious pattern, the pale basal, bilobed bands on the abdominal terga, and the narrow basal bands on the hindtarsomeres.

Aedes vexans is a known vector of Dirofilaria immitis (dog heartworm).

This mosquito was attracted to a moth light.

    comments (2)

  1. Cool, looks like you can even see the eggs? Posted 8 months ago
    1. Yes, she was gravid! Posted 8 months ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''Aedes vexans'', the inland floodwater mosquito, is a cosmopolitan and common pest mosquito.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
View Christine Young's profile

By Christine Young

All rights reserved
Uploaded Jan 23, 2019. Captured Jul 25, 2018 21:03 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm