Species - Culiseta morsitans

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection


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Culiseta morsitans

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

SeasonalitySpring to mid or late summer. IdentificationPleural areas largely devoid of scales except for a few post-spiracular scales; abdominal tergites banded or patched only basally with pale scales; scutal inegument dark brown; aedeagus distinctly diamond-shaped, pointed at the apex. Larva: very difficult to distinguish from C. minnesotae. 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 larger than minnesotae; head setae 5-C and 7-C usually with fewer than 6 and 9 branches respectively, seta 4-X (ventral brush) of anal segment generally with 18 or fewer setae.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection