Culex nigripalpus

Culex nigripalpus

Identifying markings on Cx nigripalpus

the abdomen does not have
noticeable crosswise bands

Culex nigripalpus is a commonly found mosquito throughout Florida and when resting, look for moist areas such as bathrooms. These mosquitoes are a problem because of their potential to vector many diseases.

Description: Culex nigripalpus is a medium sized, non-descript mosquito. It's color is dark brown to bronze.small, dark to black scaled mosquito. There are not any other significant features, no noticeable patches or bands.

Home: Culex nigripalpus breeds in a wide variety of locations, though is commonly found in ditches. Mosquito Control Inspectors have found this mosquito in ponds, salt marshes and catch basins.

Feeding: This mosquito actually prefers to bite birds. However, in large numbers, has been found to bite mammals, including humans.

Reduction/Elimination: This mosquito is difficult for homeowners to control through reduction and elimination. Mosquito Control monitors many wetlands in the Jacksonville area that are known to be home for this mosquito, treating the area when it is wet and breeding is found.

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