Mosquito
Female, whole
Ellura
Mosquito
Male
 
    
Mosquito (cf Ochlerotatus sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Fly (Diptera)
Family: Mosquito (Culicidae)
Species: Mosquito (cf Ochlerotatus sp)
This Photo:     Female, close
Other name: Mozzie
Similar Species: Non-biting Midge

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
Mosquitoes look a lot like Midges.
An easy differentiator is that, at rest, mozzies hold their rear legs up, midges hold their front legs up.
Depending on the photo, a more guaranteed identifier is that Mosquitoes have a very long mouths / proboscis (straw like appendage that males drink nectare from and females suck blood with)

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species