Details for Record 598070

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

Date: 6/29/2018

Quad: Edgewood (39076_D3)

County: Harford

Records: 15 total records, 2 for Harford Co., 1 for Edgewood Quad

Observer: Josh Emm

Specimen: No

Publication: No

Processed by: Josh Emm


A pair of Elephant Mosquitoes, female at left and male at right, in Harford Co., Maryland (6/29/2018). This is a great example of sexual dimorphism in mosquitoes. The male (hind right) has larger, fluffier antennae; longer, thinner, upturned palpi; and each foot is completely black, except the next to last tarsal segment of the hindlimbs which are white. The female (front left) has thinner antennae; thick blue and white palpi which are straight; and each limb is tipped in broad white "boots". Photo by Josh Emm.

A pair of Elephant Mosquitoes in Harford Co., Maryland (6/29/2018). The male at the left has large feathery antennae and long, thin upturned palpi. The female at right has thin antennae and thick blue and white palpi. Photo by Josh Emm.

A pair of Elephant Mosquitoes, female at left and male at right, in Harford Co., Maryland (6/29/2018). Photo by Josh Emm.

An Elephant Mosquito pupa collected from inside a tire in Harford Co., Maryland (6/29/2018). Photo by Josh Emm.

A newly emerged female Elephant Mosquito in Harford Co., Maryland (6/29/2018). Photo by Josh Emm.