Gallinipper Mosquito (Psorophora ciliata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Gallinipper Mosquito (Psorophora ciliata)

I was informed that this one is newly emerging. Psorophora ciliata is one of the few mosquito species whose larvae are predaceous to other mosquito larvae, so I suppose if you are going to have mosquitos, this is the one to have. I never realized how fancy a headdress mosquitos had 🙂

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/32476

Shown on Florida Native Plant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)

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