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Psorophora ciliata (Gallinipper)

Synonyms: Culex conterrens; Culex cyanopennis; Culex molestus; Culex rubidus; Culex tibialis; Psorophora boscii; Psorophora ctites; Psorophora lynchi

Wikipedia Abstract

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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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States

Prey / Diet

Aedes vexans (vexans mosquito)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]


South Dakota to Quebec, s. to New Mexico &Florida;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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