S1: Female, head
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Species:||Mosquito (Aedes camptorhynchus)|
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.