Common House Mosquito Culex pipiens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Culcididae (Mosquitoes) are extremely difficult to identify and certainly not safely identifiable via photographs. They have been neglected by the county's naturalists and there are very few modern records of any species in Nottinghamshire. Often known as the Common House Mosquito, Culex pipiens exists in two forms - the typical Culex pipiens and Culex pipiens f.molestus (Forskål, 1775). Both are structurally identical. Often the commonest Mosquito found in urban areas, the males feed on nectar but the females take blood, although it is only the molestus form which bites humans.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Culex pipiens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated December 2018

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