Mosquitoes in the UK

There are more than 34 mosquitoes species native to the UK, some of which bite and create a nuisance. The most prevalent species, often misidentified as a gnat, is Culex pipiens; it doesn’t bite but is almost indistinguishable from Culex molestus which does.

Some mosquitoes found in the UK, such as the Asian tiger mosquito, are capable of transmitting dengue and chikungunya fevers.


5 Comments on “Mosquitoes in the UK

  1. DH Lawrence penned a delightful poem titled “The Mosquito”. An excerpt:
    “Queer, how you stalk and prowl the air
    In circles and evasions, enveloping me,
    Ghoul on wings
    Winged Victory.”


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