Mosquito of the Month

Scientific Name: Culex territans, subgenus Neoculex

Common name: Northern frog biting Culex

Adults of Culex territans are small with a light brown thorax and dark brown abdomen. The underside of the abdomen is entirely white. Females feed almost exclusively of frogs but occasionally will take a meal from lizards, birds and mammals. They are not important for the transmission of any human pathogens. Larvae are found in a wide variety of natural and man-made habitats including ponds, marshes, vernal pools, tree holes, ditches and tires.

References:  Burkett-Cadena, N.D.  2013.  Mosquitoes of the Southeastern United States.  Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press. pp. 148-149.

This is an image of Culex Territans mosquito