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Culicidae ID
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Posted on 09-12-2018 14:33

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I photographed this Culicidae at Magliano Alfieri, Piedmont (Italy) at 300 mt above sea level, on October 230h, 2016. Is it the common Culex pipens?
parnassius attached the following image:

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Not certain, but could be Ochlerotatus punctor.
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Great thanks! Is the genus sure?
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Posted on 09-12-2018 23:22
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No. The other possibility is a Culex species. Have you got any more photos from different angles?
Looking at the abdominal markings, I'm more inclined to think Culex now.
Edited by Tony Irwin on 09-12-2018 23:26
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Posted on 10-12-2018 09:39

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Unfortunately this is the only photo I have...
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