Culiseta morsitans (Theobald, 1901) 
Thought to be new to Nottinghamshire, when found as a larva in a shallow, permanent pond on Budby South Forest in April 2021. The larva was taken and subsequently reared in captivity to adult. Mosquitoes have been neglected by the county's entomologists for a number of decades and little is known about species distribution, so there is much scope for study, considering their relevance to society in view of changes to the UK climate.
Culiseta morsitans pupa, photographed in captivity April 2021   Culiseta morsitans larva, photographed in captivity April 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Culiseta morsitans    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor Pendleton.

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Updated May 2021

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