City of Jacksonville


Mosquitoes Commonly Found in Jacksonville

There are 47 different types of mosquitoes that call Jacksonville home. However, not all of them are commonly found. The following is information on breeding areas, feeding preferences, and characteristics for some of the more common mosquitoes of Jacksonville. Click on the Latin name to learn more.

(All photographs used in these pages were taken by Michele M. Cutwa-Francis for the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory and the University of Florida.)

Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger Mosquito)

Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever Mosquito)

Aedes taeniorhynchus (Black Salt Marsh Mosquito)

Aedes sollicitans (Golden Salt Marsh Mosquito)

Aedes infirmatus (Woodland Mosquito)

Aedes tormentor (Woodland Mosquito)

Psorophora columbiae (Black Gallinipper)

Psorophora ciliata (Feather Legged Gallinipper)

Anopheles crucians Complex

Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Malaria Mosquito)

Culiseta melanura (Eastern Equine Encephalitis)

Culex nigripalpus (West Nile Virus)

Culex pipiens quinqefasciatus (Southern House Mosquito)

Toxorhynchities species (Cannibal Mosquito)