Aedes rusticus

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Aedes rusticus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Pierre Duhem
Source: Insect Gallery

Aedes rusticus (Rossi, 1790)

This mosquito is common in Europe, the Mediterranean region and western Asia. It bites humans and can be a nuisance species, but is regarded as a low risk for disease transmission. A. rusticus breeds in swamps and flooded areas, e.g. after the snow melts.

Synonyms:
Ochlerotatus rusticus