|Male Culex pipiens, the Northern House mosquito.|
|Close-up of the head, antennae, and palps. The female doesn't carry all this gear.|
The males don't bite. The females do. And BugGuide warns,
This is the most important vector of West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encaphalitis in the Northern United States and Southern Canada.Yikes! I'm wearing Off to bed from now on until summer's over.