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Culicidae with plumose antennae --> Aedes sp. (male)
Tina S
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I wanted to photograph this pretty mosquito from other perspectives, but it fled.
It is relatively big; compare with the size of the calyx of Primula veris.

Data: Germany, Lower Saxony, Sehnde, Höver, dry grassland, surrounded by damp woods (Gaim), 75 m, 7 May 2020.

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Hi Tina, it's probably a male Aedes sp. - and I guess it may be A. geniculatus.

Greetings, Eric
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I think the palpomeres are too swollen for geniculatus - also the pale basal bands on the tergites appear to be unbroken, so I think it is more likely to be rusticus or similar
Tony Irwin
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Thank you Eric, thank you Tony! This is therefore my first Aedes sp. (I only had Culex sp. and Culiseta sp. yet - but at my place, indoors.)
Edited by Tina S on 17-11-2020 17:55
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