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John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Nasty new mosquitos in Oregon on 06/22/2011 10:34:34 MDT Print View

Very distinctive black bodied mosquitoes are now in Oregon. Feed all day .
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/06/oregon_insect_experts_keep_an.htmlmosquito

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Ochlerotatus Japonicus is here, and they hate you on 06/22/2011 10:58:49 MDT Print View

From the article:"Worse, they're believed to be efficient carriers of dengue fever, West Nile virus and encephalitis."

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Nasty new mosquitos in Oregon on 06/22/2011 11:08:59 MDT Print View

My sympathies. We caught the West Nile wave in California a few years back, and it was/is nasty. Killed a few, sickened far more and decimated several bird species. Our shiny future.

Rick

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Ochlerotatus Japonicus is here, and they hate you on 06/22/2011 11:09:30 MDT Print View

I was just out in the garden, in Portland Oregon, and one of those was trying to inject virus into me.

Hopefully I smashed it before it was sucessful.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Re: Ochlerotatus Japonicus is here, and they hate you on 06/23/2011 12:59:55 MDT Print View

The snowmelt ones they normally have are bad enough. They feed all day and also all night.