When adult mosquitoes or mosquito larvae are found, representative samples are collected and identified in our laboratory.
Mosquito identification chart
Mosquito larvae identification
Female and Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars Only the female bites and takes a blood meal for the sole purpose of reproduction
Culex tarsalis (can vector the WNV but most noted for the transmission of St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) and Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE)) Photo by Gina Hampton
Female Culex pipien feeding on cantaloupe
The 'House Mosquito' Main vector, or carrier, of St. Louis Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Western Equine Encephalitis, Heartworm in dogs, and bird malaria