Diptera: Mosquitos and Biting Flies

Catherine Zettel Nalen and Daniel Kline (USDA-ARS-CMAVE) compiled this list while surveying mosquitos for their study titled Effects of orientation on the efficacy of baited MosquitoMagnet-Experimental (MM-X) traps for catching Chrysops spp. (Diptera: Tabanidae) in two locations in North Central Florida. For more information on the study, see the Year end report, 2012 and Year end report, 2013.

Family: Culicidae Common Name: Mosquitos

Aedes aegypti

Yellow Fever Mosquito

Aedes albopictus

Tiger Mosquito

Aedes (Ochlerotatus) atlanticus


Aedes (Ochlerotatus) canadensis

Woodland Pool Mosquito

Aedes (Ochlerotatus) dupreei


 Aedes (Ochlerotatus) fulvus pallens


Aedes (Ochlerotatus) infirmatus


Aedes (Ochlerotatus) mitchellae


Aedes (Ochlerotatus) taeniorhynchus*


Aedes (Ochlerotatus) triseriatus

Eastern Treehole Mosquito

Aedes vexans

Inland Floodwater Mosquito

Anopheles crucians


Anopheles perplexans


Anopheles quadrimaculatus complex

  Common Malaria Mosquito

Culex coronator


Culex erraticus


Culex nigripalpus

   St. Louis Encephalitis Mosquito

Culex quinquefasciatus

   Southern House Mosquito

Culex restuans

   White-dotted Mosquito

Culex territans


Culex salinarius

   Unbanded Saltmarsh Mosquito

Culiseta melanura

Black-tailed Mosquito

Coquillettidia perturbans


Orthopodomyia signifera


Psorophora ciliata


Psorophora columbiae

Glades Mosquito

Psorophora ferox

White-footed Mosquito

Psorophora howardii


Toxorhynchites rutilus

 Elephant Mosquito
Family: Tabanidae Common Name: Biting Flies

Chrysops fuliginosus


Diachlorus ferrugatus

Yellow fly

Tabanus lineola



*These mosquitoes are one of the few migratory species, and were likely recorded passing through NATL. It is unlikely they have established a breeding population.