Common Malaria Mosquito Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say, 1824  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Culicidae   >   Genus Anopheles   

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The distinct black spots on the forewings are diagnostic for this species group. The wings of these species do not have any pale scales, but do have dark scales arranged into four dark spots which give this group its specific epithet. Identifying members of the group to species is a lot more technical, usually involving counting individual hairs on distinct parts of the thorax and head. Most should be placed as A. quadrimaculatus complex.

There is 1 record in the project database.

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A Common Malaria Mosquito in Harford Co., Maryland (9/6/2018). Verified via microscopic examination. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Common Malaria Mosquito in Harford Co., Maryland (9/6/2018). Verified via microscopic examination. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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