Mosquito of the Month

Scientific Name:  Orthopodomyia signifera, subgenus Orthopodomyia

Common Name:  Ornate Treehole Mosquitoes

Adults of Orthopodpmyia signifera are a medium to large mosquito with striking markings. Females feed on the blood of birds. The females are persistent biters and will attack any time during the day. Larvae are found in water-filled rot holes of trees stumps and cavities of deciduous trees, but occasionally can be found in man-made containers. Flight range is less than 100 feet.

References:  Burkett-Cadena, N.D.  2013.  Mosquitoes of the Southeastern United States.  Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press. pp. 158-159.

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