Details for Record 597857

Species: Elephant Mosquito (Toxorhynchites rutilus) (Species ID: 12452) - View Species | Quad Details   

Date: 6/27/2018

Quad: Middle River (39076_C4)

County: Baltimore

Records: 15 total records, 2 for Baltimore Co., 1 for Middle River Quad

Observer: Josh Emm

Specimen: No

Publication: No

Processed by: Josh Emm


An Elephant Mosquito larva collected in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/27/2018). This species is known to eat other mosquito larvae, even others of its own species. This individual was collected from an old automobile tire. Photo by Josh Emm.

An Elephant Mosquito larva collected in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/27/2018). The huge size, highly segmented appearance, and red color set this species apart from other mosquito larvae. Its natural habitat is tree holes that collect and hold water where it feeds on other invertebrates, especially other mosquito larvae. In the absence of natural tree holes, this species is commonly found in old used automobile tires. Photo by Josh Emm.

An Elephant Mosquito larva collected in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/27/2018). Photo by Josh Emm.