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Postby henzter » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:20 am

GWTL wrote:I live in South Africa. I've probably seen about 3 green mosquitoes around my house in about 5 years (all males). I found This one sitting on the wall in front of me while I was studying.

As far as I know all the male mosquitoes in our area are all green (or so I hear). I haven't seen any other references to green males though. As I understand it they're rarely seen because

1. they're males and don't drink blood (and thus don't usually enter houses).
2. Male's lives are much shorter than female's lives.
3. They're green and camouflage very well.

This theory about green males obviously isn't true about all mosquito species.

The females are black.

Here are some pictures:


I stumbled upon this forum when I was trying to find information on the green mosquito I found this morning. It looked like the one in these pictures by GWTL, but with slight differences. The body is not banded like the one in the picture, but wholly green (leaf green colour), with banded legs (black/whitish). it has reddish wings or maybe that's just a trick of light i'm not sure.

It looks like normal, slim house mosquito (though green instead of brown), but smaller in overall size.

It was already dead when I found it though, so I thought either it is actually born with birth defects or it has learnt to draw "plant blood" instead of "human blood".

Or maybe it drew Hulk's blood and turned green?

It's the first one I've seen :)
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Postby oortclouddomicile » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:44 pm

was it the same one as in the photos posted?
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Postby sachin » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:35 am

Normaly male Anopheles mosquito are sap suckers so these may look green.
But A mutant or natural green mosquito is green right from head to codal end.
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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

Postby kkhan99 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:31 pm

Hi,

I am from Pakistan and today I've found green mosquito or a green fly in my garden. It's legs and abdomen were just like a mosquito but eyes and wings were just like a house fly. Last but not the least, no proboscis were found for bitting purpose. Can anyone tell me what exactly it is.
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Postby sachin » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:13 pm

Dear kkhan....... you have got a dipteran fly but not mosquito..
Dont worry it wont bite. I can only say it is same as house fly or stable fly.
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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

Postby newells159 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:03 am

Hello I'm also here because I've encountered my first green mosquito. Massachusetts USA. One landed on the hood of my car. As i went to hit it with my finger tip it moved to the side quickly to avoid me, I imagined it being as agile as a cockaroach doing the side step. Next I gave it a little tap without destroying it. It definetly appeared to be a green mosquito. It's been an abnormally wet summer this year. Tom
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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

Postby Scrubmuncher » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:25 am

From what you've said and the photos, this looks like a recently emerged (teneral) adult. The cuticle, especially of the body can take some time to harden properly, hence the light colouration.
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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

Postby goutham33 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:51 am

sachin wrote:I ve found a Green Mosquito. in my house.

2mm in lenght. Male(identified from its antena).

Record of Green mosquito in INDIA.

Some say its a mutant but rare. No evidence in Asia.
kkhan99 wrote:Hi,

I am from Pakistan and today I've found green mosquito or a green fly in my garden. It's legs and abdomen were just like a mosquito but eyes and wings were just like a house fly. Last but not the least, no proboscis were found for bitting purpose. Can anyone tell me what exactly it is.


hello!!! im from hyderabad-india. these is the same mosquito i've seen this early morning.when i saw it,it was in green in colour.no doubt its a green mosquito.its definetly abnormal.it firstly rested on my hand and caused no harm to my skin.when i started observing closely as i moved my head from 0 degree to 80 degrees even it started moving in the same way i did.
i think its highly observative,also it has a strange eye colour of reddish green.looks a bit like house fly because of huge eyes causing abnormality among other mosquito's.this causes no harm to humans and this kind of mosquito's are also obrerved in inda now.
maybe this will help you a bit.with peace and love

But its like green anopheles.

Help me to find what it is.

I have preserved it in 1:1 alcohol:glycerin.

I need more samples to study them.
If you have samples then please contact me on : sachinvch@gmail.com

see viewtopic.php?p=85449#85449
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Green Mosquito===Photos Available

Postby goutham33 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:17 pm

hello!!! im from hyderabad-india. these is the same mosquito i've seen this early morning.when i saw it,it was in green in colour.no doubt its a green mosquito.its definetly abnormal.it firstly rested on my hand and caused no harm to my skin.when i started observing closely as i moved my head from 0 degree to 80 degrees even it started moving in the same way i did.
i think its highly observative,also it has a strange eye colour of reddish green.looks a bit like house fly because of huge eyes causing abnormality among other mosquito's.this causes no harm to humans and this kind of mosquito's are also obrerved in inda now.
maybe this will help you a bit.
with peace and love
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Postby dhalla » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:03 am

Hi Sachin, m from Punjab. I’m working in zoology department at Punjabi university as a research scholar. I’m not an entomologist but our department has well-known entomologist. I’ll show your pictures to Dr. Jagbir who have done a lot of work on mosquitoes.... so wait till his answer come to us
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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

Postby elfan » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:28 pm

Hi,
I just killed one!!! Unfortunately I threw it away, but it really was green!!! Creepy!!!
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Postby elfan » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:29 pm

that''s in Greece, by the way.
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