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Yellow Fever Mosquito

Yellow Fever Mosquito Adult

Yellow Fever Mosquito – Aedes aegypti.  This mosquito can be identified by having white markings on the legs and the shape of a “lyre” on the top of the thorax.  It is an important vector of dengue fever as well as the most important vector of yellow fever giving us its name.  Found mainly in the southern United States and mainly in Florida, it is well controlled through efforts of the mosquito control districts found throughout the state.