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Little Smurf
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Posted on 12-09-2019 15:15
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For my first subject, any chance to ID this mosquito?
I think it's a Culex.
Fos-sur-Mer - south of France
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Edited by Little Smurf on 12-09-2019 15:17
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 12-09-2019 22:28
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The abdomen is too pointed to be a Culex. This is Aedes (sensu lato), possibly Ochlerotatus leucomelas, but I can't be sure from a photo.
Tony Irwin
Little Smurf
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Posted on 13-09-2019 09:53
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Thank you for this first elements.
However, Ochlerotatus leucomelas seems not present in Mediterranean France.
Tony Irwin
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I am not familiar with the Mediterranean mosquito fauna, so can't really help any further. We may just have to leave it as Ochlerotatus species.

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18.09.19 20:06
Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

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@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

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