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Posted on 17-05-2018 18:16

Location: Middle Ural
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Hello! Is it possible to identify the genus (or species)? Is it Culex?
Time and place: 2016-06-18 21:04:00. In the bank of the Tulva river. Midlle Ural.
Latitude: North. 56°46'
Longitude: East. 55°45'
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Edited by usiaz on 09-08-2018 05:03
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 17-05-2018 22:05
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This is not Culex (which has a blunt-ended abdomen). The tapered abdomen with the long cerci indicates Aedes or Ochlerotatus (I suspect the latter.) I'm not sure which species of Ochlerotatus live in the Ural Mountains, and many of the distinguishing characters for are not visible in the photo, so I'm not going to suggest a species. Next time, try to get more shots from different angles, and try to catch the specimen! Wink
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 18-05-2018 09:41

Location: Middle Ural
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Good afternoon!
Thank you for correcting my mistake. It is always useful to show results to specialists.
With best wishes, Irek
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19.12.18 13:10
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