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Crane Fly / Mosquito / Gnat (lower flies)CULICIDAE (family)

Mosquito at Wallagoot, NSW

CULICIDAE (family) at Wallagoot, NSW - 9 Mar 2019

Identification history

Crane Fly / Mosquito / Gnat (lower flies) CULICIDAE (family) 10 Mar 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 9 Mar 2019 tnsm

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KerriLee wrote:
   9 Mar 2019
Tricky from this image I'm afraid, but it looks like a mosquito. Is that what you thought it was?
tnsm wrote:
   9 Mar 2019
Yes we thought it was a mosquito just wanted to find out what species.
KerriLee wrote:
   9 Mar 2019
I've just looked through a list of possible species in this region. It may be Culex molestus, based on the pale golden colour. If you can get one under a microscope or magnifying glass you may be able to identify it with confidence. The features used for distinguishing mosquitoes include the length of the proboscis, the colours of the legs.
tnsm wrote:
   13 Mar 2019

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 9 Mar 2019 Recorded on
  • tnsm Recorded by

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