|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Mosquito (Culicidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Yellow-striped Mosquito (Culex globocoxitus)|
|This Photo:||Female: profile|
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."
We found one specimen in Feb.