Gallinipper

Psorophora ciliata

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Psorophora ciliata is a large species of mosquito indigenous to the United States east of the continental divide. It is one of thirteen species of the genus which resides in the continental United States. The mosquito has been referred to as the “gallinipper” or “shaggy-legged gallinipper” due to its history of aggressive behavior. The Entomological Society of America does not classify those as official common names.

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  1. (c) Martin R. Lucas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6505363
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psorophora_ciliata

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