Psorophora ferox

Common Names: White-footed woods mosquito
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Mosquitoes

The adult's thorax is covered in dark scales with flecks of lighter yellowish scales. The abdomen is mostly dark-scaled dorsally, and yellowish ventrally. These yellowish scales form apicolateral triangular patches. The dorsum reflects a purple color. The legs are largely dark with white scales on the last two tarsal segments. It looks like it's wearing a pair of white boots. The female's wings range from around 3.7 to 4.0 mm. The proboscis is long and dark.

Found in forest and wet woodlands, especially where there are standing pools of water.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Mosquitoes are well known to transmit blood-born pathogens. Avoid them by wearing long-sleeved clothing and insect repellent. Clear any standing water from your property.