June 2014

Aedes (Ochlerotatus) caspius (Pallas), female
Aedes Caspius


Common in Atlantic and Mediterranean coastal areas, Aedes caspius is a seaside mosquito that readily breeds in inland salt marshes and fresh water. Females readily bite humans and animals. The species can carry West Nile virus, Tahyna virus and the bacteria causing tularemia.


Coastal marshes, rock holes, areas of intermittent flooding