Female, close
Yellow-striped Mosquito
Female, profile
Yellow-striped Mosquito (Culex globocoxitus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Mosquito (Culicidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Yellow-striped Mosquito (Culex globocoxitus)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal

Thank you Stephen Fricker for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~4mm long. Notice the legs are not striped.
Note the hairy wing veins; this is common with mozzies & other small flies.
When we suggested this was a Southern House Mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus), Stephen said "Although a bit out of season, the straight tergal bands, the light underside of the proboscis extending to at least the last quarter. Also, the upper folk vs base to folk lengths appear to be closer to 1:4 rather than 1:3 seen in quinks."

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.