Montana Mosquito Surveillance
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.
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.