Return to the Information Directory
Larval Habitats of California Mosquitoes
 
Below are some generalized habitats and the California mosquitoes frequently found in them.
 
 
 Riparian
Aedes atropalpus
Aedes washinoi
Aedes pullatus
Aedes sticticus
Aedes vexans
Culex apicalis
Culex boharti
Culex reevesi
Culex tarsalis
Culex territans
Culex thriambus
Culiseta incidens
Culiseta particeps
Culiseta inornata
 Treehole
Aedes deserticola
Aedes sierrensis
Orthopodomyia signifera
Aedes purpureipes
 
Small Container
Aedes sierrensis
Aedes aegypti*
Aedes albopictus
Culex pipiens
Culiseta incidens
 
* have been identified in California but are not currently a problem
 Snow Melt
Aedes bicristatus (?)
Aedes cataphylla
Aedes clivis
Aedes communis
Aedes fitchii
Aedes hexodontus
Aedes pullatus
Aedes sticticus
Aedes tahoensis
Aedes thelcter (?)
Culiseta incidens
 Vernal Pools
Aedes bicristatus
Aedes campestris (?)
Aedes hemiteleus
Aedes niphadopsis
Aedes ventrovittus
Culex tarsalis
Culiseta incidens
Culiseta inornata
Psorophora columbiae
Psorophora signipennis
 Foul Water
Culex pipiens
Culex restuans
Culex stigmatosoma
Culex tarsalis
Culiseta impatiens
Culiseta incidens
Culiseta inornata
 Salt Marsh
Aedes dorsalis
Aedes squamiger
Aedes taeniorhynchus
Culex tarsalis
Culiseta incidens
Culiseta inornata
 Woodland Pools
Aedes bicristatus
Aedes increpitus
Aedes washinoi
Anopheles punctipennis
Culex apicalis
Culex tarsalis
Culiseta incidens
Culiseta inornata
Culiseta particeps
 Irrigated Pastures
Aedes melanimon
Aedes nigromaculis
Aedes vexans
Culex tarsalis
Culiseta inornata
Psorophora columbiae
 Permanent ponds
Aedes schizopinax
Culex erythrothorax
Culex reevesi
Culex tarsalis
Culiseta impatiens
Culiseta incidens
Culiseta particeps
Culiseta inornata
Coquillettidia perturbans
Uranotaenia anhydo
 Freshwater Marsh
Anopheles freeborni
Anopheles occidentalis
Culex erythrothorax
Culex tarsalis
Rock Pools
Aedes sierrensis
Anopheles punctipennis
Culex tarsalis
Culiseta incidens
Backyard Fishponds
Aedes sierrensis
Culex tarsalis
Culex pipiens
Culex stigmatosoma
Culiseta incidens
Culiseta inornata