Pitcherplant Mosquito Wyeomyia smithii (Coquillett, 1901)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Culicidae   >   Genus Wyeomyia   

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The larvae of this species are found only in Northern Pitcherplant leaves and feed upon the invertebrates that the plant has captured. These larvae can survive freezing and have been found frozen along with the water in the pitcherplant's leaf. (J. Emm, pers. comm.)

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A Pitcherplant Mosquito reared from a larva collected in Charles Co., Maryland (6/28/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Pitcherplant Mosquito reared from a larva collected in Charles Co., Maryland (6/28/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Pitcherplant Mosquito in Wicomico Co., Maryland (8/5/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Pitcherplant Mosquito reared from a larva collected in Charles Co., Maryland (6/28/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Pitcherplant Mosquito reared from a larva collected in Charles Co., Maryland (6/28/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Pitcherplant Mosquito larva collected in Charles Co., Maryland (6/27/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Pitcherplant Mosquito pupa reared from a larva collected in Charles Co., Maryland (6/27/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Pitcherplant Mosquito larva collected in Charles Co., Maryland (6/20/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Pitcherplant Mosquito larva found living in a Northern Pitcherplant in Charles Co., Maryland (6/20/2018). The larvae of this species are found only in Northern Pitcherplant leaves and feed upon the invertebrates that the plant has captured.These larvae can survive freezing and have been found frozen along with the water in the pitcherplant's leaf. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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