Asian Tiger Mosquito

Name: 𝘈𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘣𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘴

Size: ~2 to 10 mm

Characteristics: Black and white striped appearance. Female generally larger than male. Elongated mouthparts. Translucent wings with dark veins. 

Locations: Commonly found in residential neighborhoods, especially in urban and suburban areas. Breeds in small containers of standing water commonly found around homes, such as flower pots, bird baths, clogged gutters, discarded tires, and other items that can collect rainwater. Can also be found in parks, gardens, and other outdoor recreational areas where there are suitable breeding sites and human hosts.

Black Salt Marsh Mosquito

Name: 𝘈𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘩𝘺𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘴

Size: ~4 to 7 mm

Characteristics: Predominantly black with areas of white banding. Notable white bands on mouthpart, legs, and, abdomen. Completely white last hind leg joints. Long, narrow wings with scaled veins. Male and female can be distinguished based on antennae. Male has plumose (feather-like) antennae; female has sparsely haired antennae.

Locations: Areas with salt marshes, mangroves, and other coastal habitats. Thrives in marshes, wetlands, swamps, and areas with moist soil. Temporary pools of water serve as breeding sites for larvae.

Gallinipper

Name: 𝘗𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘢 𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘢

Size: ~12.7 to 25.4 mm

Characteristics: Relatively large compared to other mosquito species. 20 times larger than the Asian tiger mosquito. Yellow-colored. Yellow mouthpart with black tip. Pale abdomen. Dark brown thorax with yellow stripe in center. Banded shaggy legs. Males has bushy antennae; female does not.

Locations: Inhabits wooded areas, especially with standing water or nearby wetlands. Can also be found in open fields and grasslands, marshy and swampy regions. Breeds in temporary pools of water, marshes, ponds, discarded tires, buckets, neglected swimming pools, ditches, and poorly maintained drainage systems.

Southern House Mosquito

Name: 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘹 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴

Size: ~3.96 to 4.25 mm

Characteristics: Medium-sized. Brown coloration. Light brown head. Dark mouthparts, thorax, and wigs. Male has feathery antennae.

Locations: Commonly found in residential neighborhoods near objects that collect water: flower pots, bird baths, clogged gutters, or discarded tires. Also inhabits outdoor recreational areas (parks, gardens, etc.) near standing water (ponds, puddles, etc). May breed in neglected areas like abandoned lots, construction sites, or areas with poor drainage.

Yellow Fever Mosquito

Name: 𝘈𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘦𝘨𝘺𝘱𝘵𝘪

Size: ~4 to 7 mm

Characteristics: Small to medium-sized. Long, dark body. White markings on legs. Lyre-like marking on upper thorax. Female is larger than male. Female antennae have short sparse hair; male has feathery antennae.

Locations: Commonly found in urban and suburban environments with stagnant water where it can breed. Often breeds in water containers found in and around homes: flower pots, buckets, discarded tires, uncovered water storage containers. Can also breed in small pockets of stagnant water in gutters, drains, and other outdoor fixtures. May be present in parks and playgrounds during warmer months.

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