Female, wing venation
Mosquito (Aedes camptorhynchus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Mosquito (Culicidae)
Species: Mosquito (Aedes camptorhynchus)
This Photo:     Female, whole
Synonym: Ochlerotatus camptorhynchus
Other name: Mozzie

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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).
The proboscis is made of two parts, a thin inner "straw" and an outer sheath. The sheath protects the actual proboscis. It can be seen in the feeding shot here.

Copyright © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Jun-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.