Species: Aedes flavescens


Not an important species because of low numbers. It reportedly attacks cattle more readily than man.


Overwinters in the egg stage. Distributed throughout the northern prairie area in the state. Larvae can be found in pools around irrigated fields with alkaline water.

Identifying Characteristics:

Pointed abdomen, broad pale banding only on basal part of hindtarsomere, wings with pale and dark scales intermixed, palpi with some pale scales, abdominal terga covered completely with pale scales.

Distribution Map:

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Mosquito and Vector Surveillance Program

MSU Extension - Department of Animal and Range Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172900
Bozeman, MT 50717-2900

Location: Marsh Labs, Room 59

Veterinary Entomology Research Associate:

Marni Rolston

Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Entomology:

Dr. Greg Johnson


Dr. Grant Hokit (Carroll College)