White-Footed Woods Mosquito

Psorophora ferox

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Psorophora ferox is a medium-sized mosquito native to much of the New World. It inhabits wet woodlands, laying its eggs in temporary pools filled with rainwater. Larvae develop during summer in North America. They are aggressive feeders and give painful bites. The mosquito is reported to be active during both day and night.

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