You may be suprised to learn that there are more than 50 kinds of mosquito in the Upper Midwest. We have chosen just a few of these to profile here, all species that that impact our lives either because they are nuisances that disrupt our outdoor activities, and/or because they transmit disease agents like West Nile virus. Though this is only a small subset of Midwestern species, if you look closely at the pictures you may note differences in color patterns and structures between the species. Click on an image to learn more about the habits, habitats, and disease transmission potential of each mosquito species. Click on a disease to learn more about the biology, prevention, and treatment of that mosquito-borne disease.
Northern house mosquito
Woodland malaria mosquito
Asian tiger mosquito
Want to learn about other mosquitoes found in your area?
"Mosquito-Borne Diseases" from the Iowa Department of Public Health
"Mosquitoes and Your Health" from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
"Mosquitoborne diseases" from the Minnesota Department of Health