Species Details

Culiseta minnesotae

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SeasonalityMay to mid or late summer. IdentificationPleural areas largely devoid of scales except for a few post-spiracular scales; abdominal tergites banded or patched basally and apically with pale scales; scutal integument reddish-brown; aedeagus sub-parallel sided, broadly rounded or truncate. Larva: very difficult to distinguish from C. morsitans. Antennae as long as head capsule; antennal seta 1-A inserted in the distal third, with branches extending beyond the tip of the antenna; siphon six times longer than greatest width or longer; pecten teeth of the siphon small; head setae 5-C and 7-C usually with more than 6 and 8 branches respectively, seta 4-X (ventral brush) of anal segment generally with 20 or more setae.

Scientific Name Culiseta minnesotae Seasonality May to mid or late summer. Identification
Pleural areas largely devoid of scales except for a few post-spiracular scales; abdominal tergites banded or patched basally and apically with pale scales; scutal integument reddish-brown; aedeagus sub-parallel sided,…
Pleural areas largely devoid of scales except for a few post-spiracular scales; abdominal tergites banded or patched basally and apically with pale scales; scutal integument reddish-brown; aedeagus sub-parallel sided, broadly rounded or truncate. Larva: very difficult to distinguish from C. morsitans. Antennae as long as head capsule; antennal seta 1-A inserted in the distal third, with branches extending beyond the tip of the antenna; siphon six times longer than greatest width or longer; pecten teeth of the siphon small; head setae 5-C and 7-C usually with more than 6 and 8 branches respectively, seta 4-X (ventral brush) of anal segment generally with 20 or more setae.
Life History
Very little is known of this mosquito. Females overwinter as mated nullipars, emerging in early May to feed. Eggs are laid in a raft on the water surface. Larvae hatch in mid to late May. Larvae often cluster…
Very little is known of this mosquito. Females overwinter as mated nullipars, emerging in early May to feed. Eggs are laid in a raft on the water surface. Larvae hatch in mid to late May. Larvae often cluster below aquatic vegetation, often in association with Culiseta morsitans. Mating habits are unknown. Blood-seeking adults have been collected in late summer, and it is believed that the species is likely multivoltine.
Conservation Unknown. Uncommonly encountered. Diet Info Females are blood feeders, preferring birds. Not known to bite man. Range Uncertain in Alberta. Known from central Alberta. In North America, found in across south-central Canada and the north-central states.

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"Species Details - Culiseta minnesotae, Freshwater Invertebrate Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/5-6140. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Diptera Family Culicidae Genus Culiseta Species Culiseta minnesotae
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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Authorship

Name Bromilow, S.
Role species page author
Date 2007

Specimen Information

There are 2 specimens of this Species.

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IN1768 - Culiseta minnesotae

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Woodbend Collected ByFurnell, Allan Date Collected1981-06-25

IN1769 - Culiseta minnesotae

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByFurnell, Allan Date Collected1982-06-30