Quite a Rack

Male mosquitoes feed on nectar rather than blood, and have a feathery antenna.  This one seems pretty distinctive but maybe it isn’t.  There seem to be a lot of similar mosquitoes in the unidentified section on bugguide.

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It even spent a little time grooming.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to Quite a Rack

  1. What a gorgeous photo! I love how the mosquito and the leaf are covered with sparkling light. I’ve never seen such a beautiful mosquito…

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