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Culicidae Mansonia ? (French Guiana)
Bernard Perthuis
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Posted on 12-08-2022 21:41

Location: French Guiana
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It attacks the humans like me at dusk in Kourou (French Guiana)
It is a rather big one (5 mm), rather dark.
Could it be a Mansonia sp. ?
Edited by Bernard Perthuis on 12-08-2022 21:42
Bernard Perthuis
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Posted on 14-08-2022 22:39

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Wink Smile
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 15-08-2022 10:37
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I think you are correct, although there are not many of the typical broad scales of Mansonia visible on the wing, and most of the diagnostic characters are difficult or impossible to see in the photos.
Tony Irwin
Bernard Perthuis
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Posted on 22-08-2022 23:00

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Thank you Tony
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