Top 12 Types of Mosquitoes Set to Invade Oklahoma

The Asian Tiger Mosquito:Though they are typically small black and white creatures, Asian tiger mosquitoes are capable of feeding on humans, dogs, cats, and birds.

The Florida St. Louis Encephalitis: is primarily found in mild coastal regions, these pests will expand their territory to northerly areas such as Oklahoma during warm months. 

Psorophora ferox:Though the Psorophora ferox does live in Oklahoma this creature isn’t often encountered by humans since they prefer to occupy woodland environments away from urban areas.

Culex coronator:The Culex coronator is a relatively new insect to arrive in the United States. So new, in fact, that there isn’t a common name for it yet.

The Eastern Saltmarsh Mosquito:The eastern saltmarsh mosquito (Aedes sollicitans) was one of the first species targeted in large-scale mosquito management programs, according to VDCI Mosquito Management. 

The Common House Mosquito:The common house mosquito or northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens) is attracted to standing water in a variety of places.

The Inland Floodwater Mosquito:As its name suggests, the inland floodwater mosquito lays its eggs offshore in moist soil. When heavy rains come in and water levels rise to the eggs, the creatures hatch and go on their way.

The Common Malaria Mosquito: the common malaria mosquito (Anopheles quadrimaculatus) is the only species of mosquito that transmits malaria to humans. 

The Yellow Fever Mosquito:The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) is one of the common types of mosquitoes that may give Oklahoma residents trouble this summer.

The Western Encephalitis Mosquito:The western encephalitis mosquito (Culex tarsalis) feeds on humans in mid-summer and can be found in grasslands, mountains, and forests. 

The Eastern Treehole Mosquito:The eastern treehole mosquito is a medium-sized insect with silver markings. According to an article from Oklahoma State University, they are also a primary carrier of La Crosse virus.

The Dark Ricefield Mosquito:The dark ricefield mosquito (Psorophora columbiae) gets its name from its dark coloration and proliferation in flooded rice fields.

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