Tagged Content: Mosquitoes

Banded Foul Water Mosquito

The Foul Water Mosquito (Culex stigmatosoma) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California. Culex stigmatosomais known as the Banded Foul Water Mosquito due to its association with polluted water and can be found in most California … Continue reading

Fish Pond Mosquitoes

Fish Pond Mosquitoes (Culiseta incidens) are one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California and are found in all California counties. These are large robust mosquitoes, dark brown to black in color. The tip of the abdomen is … Continue reading

Encephalitis Mosquitoes

The Encephalitis Mosquito (Culex tarsalis) is one of 53 types of mosquitoes that occur in California and is found in all California counties. This species has a prominent white band on its proboscis (beak) and white bands on its tarsi (feet). It … Continue reading

Mosquito Borne Diseases

West Nile Virus West Nile Virus is the number one mosquito transmitted disease in the United States. The disease is caused by a mosquito transmitted virus. West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne disease that was introduced to North America in 1999 … Continue reading

Supplemental Information: Mosquitoes

Common Name Scientific Name Habitat / Ecology Hosts Vector Potential / Diseases N/A Aedes bicristatus One of the earliest appearing spring species. Larvae found in shallow margins of pools, ditches, etc. with heavy emergent vegetation. Not very aggressive but will … Continue reading

Common Mosquitoes of Napa County

Napa County currently has 20 species of mosquitoes, ten of which are intensively monitored and controlled. Mosquitoes marked with an asterisk (*) are known carriers of West Nile Virus. Banded Foul Water Mosquito (Culex stigmatosoma)* This species is most commonly found breeding in … Continue reading

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