2015 Sep;52(5):1111-6. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjv093. The good news is Psorophora ciliata isn't known to transmit any diseases of concern to people. Common Mosquito Species in the US. Female psorophora ciliata Psorophora ciliata sometimes referred to as “gallinipper” is a large but harmless mosquito species found mostly in the Eastern United States. Potential for Psorophora columbiae and Psorophora ciliata Mosquitoes (Diptera: … Larvae of subgenus Psorophora are predacious. The thorax is black and gloden brown with pale stripes on the side. One “nice” thing that you could say about Psorophora ciliata is that it isn’t known to transmit disease. Though specimens have tested positive for a number of viruses, including several that can infect horses, no definitive evidence has linked the bite of a gallnipper to the presence of these viral diseases … columbiae and Ps. Both species, Ps. ciliata, were highly susceptible to infection with RVFV, even when ingesting only moderate levels of virus, and Ps. Description: Psorophora ciliata is a very large mosquito with noticeably yellow and black banded legs. This is the first report on the ability of two members of the genus Psorophora to transmit RVFV. Psorophora are called flood-water mosquitoes because females lay their eggs on damp or dry mud and debris in fields and wooded plains where they may withstand long periods (months or years) of desiccation and hatch when the habitat is inundated by rain or flood waters. Psorophora-columbiae Mosquito Behavior. In South America, this species has established itself in tropical and temperate regions. 1. J Med Entomol. There are seventy species of mosquitoes in New York State, and only a few of them can carry diseases such as West Nile virus, or eastern equine encephalitis, which affects horses as well as humans. Mosquito Types.

columbiae readily developed a disseminated infection . Breeding and Prevention. Texas A&M Agrilife. Psorophora ciliata or Feather-legged Gallinipper gets its name from the fact that it is heavily scaled, giving the appearance of feathers.It's eggs are laid in cracks and small holes in the soil and can hatch years later. Epub 2015 Jul 16.

The adults are diurnal and the females of many species avidly bite humans.