Mosquito of the Month

Scientific Name: Psorophora mathesoni 

Subgenus: Janthinosoma

Common Name: Matheson’s mosquito

Adults of Psorophora mathesoni are small to medium sized and very colorful. The legs are mostly purple. The female readily bite humans and can be a nuisance if abundant especially in late afternoon in shaded areas along streams and dense woods. Not known to be important in transmission of any human pathogens.

Larva found in temporary rain pools.

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