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It is the largest blood sucking mosquito in the U.S. Commonly referred to as the "Shaggy-legged" Gallinipper. It is easy to identify by its large size and it inflicts a painful bite. Rarely found in large numbers. The larvae are large and are predacious upon other larvae.
Larval habitat: Breeds in fields, temporary ground pools, and ditches.
Adult habitat: fields and yards
Biting activity: Anytime of the day when disturbed.
Flight range: 1-2 miles