Pink-bellied Frit Fly
S2: Female, profile
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Species:||Mosquito (Aedes alboannulatus)|
|This Photo:||S2: Female, dorsal|
Thank you Stephen Fricker for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
We originally had id'ed S1, from Ellura, as Ochlerotatus camptorhynchus but Stephen kindly let us know of our error and that Ochlerotatus is now Aedes. He said "easily confused with Ae. camptorhynchus the easiest feature to separate is the pre-apical band on the femur. I have pictures of the two species in our website gallery I also have a simple guide to mosquitoes available"
We originally thought S2, from Lobethal, was Aedes rubrithorax.
Stephen kindly correct us and said "Close. Alboannulatus can be distinguished by the pre-apical band on the hind femur and mottling on the proboscis, which rubrithorax lacks".