First mosquito (and bite) of year.
Observation: We noticed the first mosquitoes today at the park along Elmore Road. It seems early this year, and we hope they will not see too many. Last year it was quite dry during the summer and we had a very light mosquito year. Like the first reports of pussy willows and green up, the first mosquito bite is a good seasonal measure.
Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit – Systematic Catalog of Culicidae - mosquito (Anopheles earlei) "larvae are found in cold, clear water at the margins ponds and pools containing emergent and floating vegetation. They are also found in woodland pools, bogs, marshes and along sluggish streams. Females are dusk- and early-evening biters and will enter houses to bite. The vector status of this species is unknown." This link is a How to use this catalog that provides many options for accessing the mosquito systematic data. (Thomas V., et.al.)