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California Species

California has a diverse assortment of mosquitoes with 53 established species recognized in the state. Recent introductions of Aedes albopictus (2011) and Aedes aegypti (2013) have been detected in California and efforts are being made to control and possibly eradicate these nonnative species. However, the potential for new species introductions is always present.

Click on the pictures below for more information on California mosquitoes broken down by genera. The majority of California mosquitoes are in the genera AedesAnophelesCuliseta, or CulexAedes has the greatest number of California species.