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Ochlerotatus (Aedes) sollicitans

Ochlerotatus (Aedes) sollicitans

Larvae of the Ochlerotatus sollicitans (Saltmarsh Mosquito) are more typically found in salt marshes in coastal areas, however, they can also develop in more inland areas associated with brackish water swamps.  The adult females are good fliers, and often travel 5-10 miles from their source.  They are persistent "biters", but usually do not invade houses.  Adult females of this species can be recognized by the golden color of the upper thorax with a white longitudinal stripe, banded proboscis and banded legs.  The abdomen has yellowish brown scales.


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