Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Elephants with wings

I call them elephants with wings others call them "Scotch Grey" the boffins call them Aedes vittiger.

Call them what you like after a month of rainy weather we have them in bucket fulls.

The following was copied from a Brisbane City Council Doc

Aedes vittiger: This is a large pale coloured mosquito which is sometimes mistakenly called
the "Scotch Grey". It is smaller than Ae. alternans and has four obvious dark stripes on its
thorax. This is a broad spectrum feeder which can occur in troublesome waves after rain fills
shallow grassy depressions where the eggs are laid and hatch after flooding. It is a vicious
and persistent mosquito which will bite through clothes.


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Peggy said...

That is one nasty looking thing!!