There are a variety of species that you may come upon. They've been around for millions of years, so it's safe to assume that every living species has come across them.
Mosquitoes have buzzed in everyone's ear or left itchy bites on their bodies. Did you realize, however, that only the female bites you? You should be concerned because they can spread diseases including malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, West Nile, and the newly discovered Zika virus.
Color: The main body is brown. The proboscis, thorax, wings, and tarsi are darker than the rest of the body, whereas, the head is light brown
Identifying Characteristics: The Culex Mosquito prefers to bite at dawn or after dusk. It is known as the common house mosquito
Color: dark brown to black
Size: 3.18mm to 19.5mm
Identifying Characteristics: Adult females lay about 50 to 200 eggs at a time, Anopheles lay their eggs individually instead of in groups that are “glued” together. The eggs float on the surface of the water
Color: White and black striped body
Size: A small to medium-sized mosquito, approximately 4 to 7mm. Females are larger than males
Identifying Characteristics: Take a look at the standing water in your yard or in your house. Standing water is a favorite breeding ground for mosquitoes- typically placing their eggs and larvae there