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Designated and Declared Pests

Mosquito (Culex tarsalis)

Two identifying characteristics of Culex tarsalis, the species that can carry and transmit West Nile virus, are a white banded probiscus and a blunt rounded abdomen.

Culex tarsalis I.D. culex front view culex probiscus culex beneath view

Identification photo UWyo-Extension; bottom row Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

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About Zika

The two species of mosquitoes that can carry and transmit Zika virus, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, have never been detected in Wyoming so it is highly unlikely someone would contract Zika virus from a mosquito bite in our state.