E-Fauna Photo Gallery

Culex pipiens  (Mosquito)

Photo of Culex pipiens by <a href="http://www.sfu.ca/~belton">Peter Belton</a>
© Peter Belton (Photo ID #1246)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Burnaby Photographer Peter Belton
Habitat Artificial pool
Photo Date Upload Date March 01, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 1246
Notes Reared in lab. Photo in terrarium. Note the gorgeous setae on the antenna. Male mosquitoes use their antennae to locate flying females. These 'ears' are among the most sensitive known in the animal kingdom. Culex pipiens may vector West Nile virus if and when it reaches BC


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