Green Mosquito===Photos Available
October 28, 2006 at 10:15 am #6149
I ve found a [color=Green]Green Mosquito.[/color] in my house.
2mm in lenght. Male(identified from its antena).
No record of Green mosquito in INDIA.
Some say its a mutant but rare. No evidence in Asia.
But its like green anopheles.
Help me to find what it is.
I have preserved it in 1:1 alcohol:glycerin.
I need more samples to study them.
If you have samples then please contact me on : firstname.lastname@example.org
October 28, 2006 at 12:34 pm #57562Dr.SteinParticipant
Green? 😯 Maybe it is alien mosquito!!! 🙂 😆
I am looking forward to getting the photos 😉
October 28, 2006 at 1:03 pm #57565pyrophoenixParticipant
October 30, 2006 at 2:12 am #57622Dr.SteinParticipant
Awawwawawaaa you guys just raised my curiosity 😈 Picture please picture 😉
October 30, 2006 at 5:45 am #57650quote Dr.Stein:
Pictures will take some time I have lost cord of My digital camera so pls keep petiens I will post pictures aas soon as possible It may take 5 days.
I will post AS NEW TOPIC AGAIN .
SORRY BUT NO OTHER WAY RIGHT NOW.
BUT ALL I HAVE TOLD IS TRUE.
I M GOING TO SEND IT TO "ZSI"===Zoological Servey of India.
For further studies.
October 30, 2006 at 5:53 am #57651quote pyrophoenix:
It May be a BUG.
Some Bugs look like mosquito externally at glance.
if you study properly you ll find difference.
Some Bugs of heteromorpha looks like mosquito.
November 9, 2006 at 1:58 am #58632honeevKeymaster
November 9, 2006 at 4:36 am #58645
Thanx for help.
I will chek it out. 😛
November 10, 2006 at 4:38 pm #58753AmrikParticipantquote honee_v:
What is an SLE Virus? ❓
November 11, 2006 at 6:59 pm #58874
Now you have What you wanted, Now tell me What it is?
November 15, 2006 at 2:04 am #60278
What happen no body is interested in Photos 🙄 ❓
Reply awited……….. ❗
November 16, 2006 at 2:33 pm #60380AmrikParticipant
the green mosquito is soo cool! have patience ~~
January 3, 2007 at 5:41 am #64524BugzParticipant
Oh,it’s not so clear..Is it Chironomidae??
January 3, 2007 at 4:51 pm #64557
See another post under same topic which have clear photos…….
March 22, 2007 at 3:06 am #70362citizenshaneParticipant
I am Canadian and have seen tons of mosquitos all over the country. My family has a cottage 40 minutes outside of Sudbury, Ontario where I saw a single green mosquito once in 34 years. I was reading this article about GM mosquitos with green eyes that could fight malaria which reminded me of my green mosquito sighting and did a google search to find this was the onlygreen mosquito posting that was not related to a WW2 aircraft.
March 29, 2007 at 9:25 am #70652arianParticipant
to me it looks like Ephemeroptera (mayfly) does it has apendixes at the end of abdomen?
May 19, 2007 at 6:15 pm #72873R. GreenstreetParticipant
Hello, I also found what appears to be a green "mosquito." We have a "bug zapper," which is similar to a miniature tennis racquet. We thought that we were "zapping" a small mosquito, but after we shocked it, I saw that it was green. We got a magnifying glass and it looked exactly like the pictures in this website. As it turns out, I do not yet have a digital camera (so no pictures), and I was able to free the little fellow from the zapper (likely because the batteries are getting low). The high voltage did burn both of his front legs off, but after about 30 minutes, it uprighted itself, and may have been able to fly away. I did not kill it because I was not sure that it’s actually a mosquito. Whatever it is, its antennae look like yours and its length is about 2mm. BTW, we are in the state of Wisconsin, USA (about 1.5 hours northwest of the city of Chicago, Illinois). Regards, R. Greenstreet gstreet(at)indy(dot)net
June 6, 2007 at 5:09 pm #73598firegirlParticipant
I live in northwest Ohio – just east of Toledo near Lake Erie. I have seen 3 of these "green mosquitos" and someone I work with has also seen 1. Still curious for definitive identification. Mosquitos are a hot topic around here because of West Nile Presence (not an epidemic).
June 6, 2007 at 8:52 pm #73604#721Participant
Sachin, how did you catch this mosquito?
Did it bite you?
June 6, 2007 at 9:02 pm #73605#721Participant
once I saw a moth that Had luminescent eyes like a cat.
Is this normal?
June 7, 2007 at 2:58 pm #73620firegirlParticipant
Two have these "green mosquitos" landed on my arm at two different times. I was not bitten. One of them was in my house; I swatted it and it did spill red as a well fed mosquito would. [/quote]
June 20, 2007 at 4:31 pm #74041quote #721:
I had caught by using a lastic container. And it was an coincident that I saw it sitting on wall. 😉
Luminient eyes of moths are normal. as they are noturnal they require that.
June 21, 2007 at 1:58 am #74070MichaelXYParticipant
Hmm, that is cool. Maybe it is a case of endosymbiosis. It digested an organism with chloraphyll or something. Ok that is nonsense, but the green would seem to indicate something with photosynthesis.
Or maybe his buddy has a beemer and he is green with envy.
June 22, 2007 at 6:46 am #74104
THere is no chance of PhtSy. but bio luminiscence .. 😕
June 28, 2007 at 11:15 pm #74265nlachnerParticipant
I just found this forum after "Google"ing for "green mosquitos".
I just wanted to pipe in, because I’m in BC Canada, and want to see what these new green monsters are about.
I was out walking today and got bit by a green mosquito – I’d never seen one before. Then on my way home, I got bit two more times. These ones looked exactly like the pictures in the two threads – a bit bigger than a regular mosquito, and definitely green.
All three bites were on my upper left arm, and now my entire upper arm, and over my shoulder a bit has a big red rash (I haven’t scratched). This picture was taken about one minute after the third bite. You can see two bites in this picture, and how bit the rash is after one minute. The rash is darker now, although still subdermal – there is no raised areas. The area stings periodically. The third bite is on the back side of my upper arm.
I was going to post the picture of the rash, but I need five posts to do it. hopefully you can it here by removing the spaces and someone more senior can repost.
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June 29, 2007 at 4:47 am #74268
July 25, 2007 at 2:36 am #74779EagleIdahoParticipant
Weird. I was just outside a resturant in Eagle Idaho not 30 minutes ago and felt a bite. Instead of swatting it right away, I had to look first because the bite seemed much stronger than ones I had experience before. It was on my left arm a green mosquito and slightly larger than the typical. Swatted it off but not sure if I killed it or not, within seconds I was bit again through my jeans on my shin. This time I just started swatting my jeans before looking…it hurt. I turn to my husband and said lets get in the car, something is biting me and I sware it’s a green mosquito. I get to the door of the car and ouch being bit again this time on my right arm, this one really stung. My husband smacked it for me and killed it in the process and sure enough large green mosquito. Have no idea if i encounter just one or multiple. Also my husband and son were with me and neither got a bite. The bites are swelling more every minute with red circle inceasing in size however that happens to me when a normal mosquito gets me.
So I came home to look on web for such a thing as green mosquito, this forum is what I found.
July 26, 2007 at 4:37 am #74795
Thanks "Eagleldaho" for your kind and precious information. &
That means I Im the very first to publish about this Green Mosquito…… Still I haven’t found any relation of this kind of bug with any disease or anything.
I have only one sample and that is also a half year old. I m searching for more samples to study them.
If you can collect the sample then please inform me on following mail
I need samples to study….. Else we wouldn’t know what it is…. normal insect or Vector?
August 31, 2007 at 8:26 am #75660
September 27, 2007 at 6:57 pm #76443aiurelParticipant
looks nice but does it bite?
October 14, 2007 at 3:09 am #76854LukeroParticipant
Hehe, aiurel read the posts above you.
November 3, 2007 at 7:38 pm #77429
Hey people i’ve also seen a green mosquito before but not like the one you guys are talkin about it was actually a fly a light green fly.. saw it at my school i thought it might’ve had some genetic mutation..BUT THE FLY WAS LIGHT GREEN.. it was weird 😯
November 27, 2007 at 11:15 pm #78606GWTLParticipant
I live in South Africa. I’ve probably seen about 3 green mosquitoes around my house in about 5 years (all males). I found This one sitting on the wall in front of me while I was studying.
As far as I know all the male mosquitoes in our area are all green (or so I hear). I haven’t seen any other references to green males though. As I understand it they’re rarely seen because
1. they’re males and don’t drink blood (and thus don’t usually enter houses).
2. Male’s lives are much shorter than female’s lives.
3. They’re green and camouflage very well.
This theory about green males obviously isn’t true about all mosquito species.
The females are black.
Here are some pictures:
November 28, 2007 at 2:47 am #78620
hhmm…. Cool I never knew that thanks for the info! 😀 😀 😀
December 6, 2007 at 2:39 pm #79046mcarParticipant
It might be introduced in your place. Some people travel hear and aboard and they could bring species. It could be a male mosquito.
December 17, 2007 at 5:06 pm #79714
Nice photo ,,,,,,,,,, I m searching for more samples in my country but I havent found more than one…….
December 19, 2007 at 12:07 am #79778
yah I haven’t seen any mosquitos anymore because it’s cold up here and they don’t like it because i haven’t seen any.
January 5, 2008 at 3:06 pm #80297quote mcar:
Hm. …… May be But still I m in search…………
May 31, 2008 at 7:09 pm #84390j9pestelParticipant
I was standing in the lot at a car dealership in Scottsdale AZ two days ago (5/29/2008) when I felt something on my wrist. I looked down, and it looked like a small bright green mosquito. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Do you happen to know what this thing is?
June 18, 2008 at 6:01 am #84616AnormalguyParticipant
if you ask me, its probably some scientist who spilled some chemical X in a river with mosquito larvae..
Ooo Yuck ;P
June 20, 2008 at 12:15 pm #84667
June 22, 2008 at 9:30 pm #84711froggiemadParticipant
I am writing from London in the UK. We have so many green mosquitos here it’s unbelievable. Just last week we had 12 in my living room. They tend to swarm and there are many to be found along the river. Any ideas on where I can get these identified or if it would be of any interest to anyone that they are swarming all over London?
Any ideas would be greatfully received
June 22, 2008 at 9:31 pm #84712froggiemadParticipant
Oh and they do bite, or at least the ones in London do, and there numbers are increasing year on year here as well.
August 6, 2008 at 2:24 pm #85398
I have found more samples……… Now I can confirm it.
August 7, 2008 at 2:10 pm #85412
i stay in hyderabad. i saw, today, loads of green mosquitoes in a lawn in my college… this cannot be a mutant for sure.
i’ll try to snap some photos and upload them soon, may be within a week at most.
August 8, 2008 at 4:36 pm #85423
this is it; the best i could manage in this magnification. as you can see, it’s not entirely green.
this definitely belongs to order Diptera, but mosquito or something else, that i cannot tell. if it’s a mosquito, it should be male.
i just realised, since it’s population has shot up (like sachin has suggested) with the onset of the monsoon, that this could in fact be a mosquito and not a kind of fly.
August 11, 2008 at 5:21 pm #85462
Surely It is Green mosquito………. nice snap
thanks for your support.
August 18, 2008 at 10:29 am #85552lexyParticipant
I live in Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg is the neighborhood I live in) and starting on saturday, Aug 16, I noticed a dead green insect on the ground. When I was cleaning it up, I noticed that it looked like a mosquito. Later that night, I started to find myself getting bit and couldn’t figure out what it was till I saw the green mosquito on my shoulder. And in the course of just ONE day, I have about 20 bites all over my body.
I killed one about an hour ago and it popped with blood and I realized that it was mine. Whatever this insect maybe, I need to find a repellent or trap for it. They’re hard to kill when you see them, cause they’re so fast and stealth.
I turned on my ac in order to make the temperature of the apt cooler, so we’ll see if that helps.
August 21, 2008 at 2:20 am #85594henzterParticipantquote GWTL:
I stumbled upon this forum when I was trying to find information on the green mosquito I found this morning. It looked like the one in these pictures by GWTL, but with slight differences. The body is not banded like the one in the picture, but wholly green (leaf green colour), with banded legs (black/whitish). it has reddish wings or maybe that’s just a trick of light i’m not sure.
It looks like normal, slim house mosquito (though green instead of brown), but smaller in overall size.
It was already dead when I found it though, so I thought either it is actually born with birth defects or it has learnt to draw "plant blood" instead of "human blood".
Or maybe it drew Hulk’s blood and turned green?
It’s the first one I’ve seen 🙂
August 23, 2008 at 4:44 pm #85615
was it the same one as in the photos posted?
August 25, 2008 at 10:35 am #85635
Normaly male Anopheles mosquito are sap suckers so these may look green.
But A mutant or natural green mosquito is green right from head to codal end.
October 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm #86263kkhan99Participant
I am from Pakistan and today I’ve found green mosquito or a green fly in my garden. It’s legs and abdomen were just like a mosquito but eyes and wings were just like a house fly. Last but not the least, no proboscis were found for bitting purpose. Can anyone tell me what exactly it is.
October 7, 2008 at 2:13 pm #86291
Dear kkhan……. you have got a dipteran fly but not mosquito..
Dont worry it wont bite. I can only say it is same as house fly or stable fly.
September 2, 2009 at 2:03 am #92672newells159Participant
Hello I’m also here because I’ve encountered my first green mosquito. Massachusetts USA. One landed on the hood of my car. As i went to hit it with my finger tip it moved to the side quickly to avoid me, I imagined it being as agile as a cockaroach doing the side step. Next I gave it a little tap without destroying it. It definetly appeared to be a green mosquito. It’s been an abnormally wet summer this year. Tom
December 10, 2009 at 9:25 am #95761ScrubmuncherParticipant
From what you’ve said and the photos, this looks like a recently emerged (teneral) adult. The cuticle, especially of the body can take some time to harden properly, hence the light colouration.
February 15, 2010 at 3:51 am #97608goutham33Participantquote sachin:
February 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm #97612goutham33Participant
hello!!! im from hyderabad-india. these is the same mosquito i’ve seen this early morning.when i saw it,it was in green in colour.no doubt its a green mosquito.its definetly abnormal.it firstly rested on my hand and caused no harm to my skin.when i started observing closely as i moved my head from 0 degree to 80 degrees even it started moving in the same way i did.
i think its highly observative,also it has a strange eye colour of reddish green.looks a bit like house fly because of huge eyes causing abnormality among other mosquito’s.this causes no harm to humans and this kind of mosquito’s are also obrerved in inda now.
maybe this will help you a bit.
with peace and love
March 13, 2010 at 7:03 am #98274dhallaParticipant
Hi Sachin, m from Punjab. I’m working in zoology department at Punjabi university as a research scholar. I’m not an entomologist but our department has well-known entomologist. I’ll show your pictures to Dr. Jagbir who have done a lot of work on mosquitoes…. so wait till his answer come to us
August 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm #101051elfanParticipant
I just killed one!!! Unfortunately I threw it away, but it really was green!!! Creepy!!!
August 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm #101052elfanParticipant
that”s in Greece, by the way.
October 5, 2010 at 9:55 am #101643venkataniharikaParticipant
it is not an female mosquito
it may be male because the male once take there food from environment ..
so last part of it may be green…….. 🙂 😀
January 21, 2011 at 4:06 am #103273lixaxParticipant
hey im a maldivian..i just found a green mosquito up on the roof of my house..O.O i have never heard of a green mosquito before..i just googled it and realised its something very rare..by the time i got back to take a photo it wasnt there..=/ is that a natural species or is that a mutation or something..why does nobody ever talk about them?
January 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm #103307dichremyParticipant
I think it’s due to the lighting
February 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm #103592kunalkumarmotihariParticipant
hi i am kunal.really it is interesting .i have never seen the green mosquto.
March 13, 2011 at 12:48 am #103888ZompireParticipant
I caught a green mosquito but i dont know whether its harmless or what. i read up a post ( with no evidence ) Saying that this green mosquitoes are not poisonous but it carries diseases.
May 15, 2011 at 6:31 am #104913
July 8, 2011 at 7:06 am #105514barbiejlinderParticipant
I have been bitten the last few nights. The areas are shoulder, underarm and thigh. Bigger than a usual mosquito bite. And much more painful. I just found a bright green mosquito in my room. Now I know the culprit. I never saw or heard of one before. What do I do about keeping them away?
August 12, 2011 at 7:26 am #105908Scrotu90Participant
this insect looks so cute. I have never seen it before. I wanna learn about it more..:)
September 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm #106512
September 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm #106513
January 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm #109156
Thank you all for keeping this post alive for all these years.
It’s a Male Mosquito for sure. Not Identified yet. It wont bite, lives on plant sap.
June 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm #111603StarchyParticipant
Hey everyone, just got bitten by a bug that at least looked like a green mosquito to me, and it had absolutely the same buzzing sound, which I’d always recognize! Since it bit me, and I have a little lump that itches like usual at the spot, it must be a female.. At least I think!
I heard it twice, first time somewhere behind me, then waited and listened.. Second time I heard it, it was already landing on my arm so I smacked it down immediately, then went searching for green mosquitos on google out of curiosity.. I took some pictures of what I could recover from the body – here’s one of them.
Also: the mosquito season just started here so this is the first or second mosquito I saw this year(this being the first green one I saw in my life), there aren’t any other buzzing around yet..
July 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm #111944SarasMusicParticipant
I found a green mosquito today too. I was pretty freaked out. I caught it before it bite me. I think it was male, so I wasn’t worried about it biting me.
This was definitely the best site I found about green mosquitoes. Who knew there would be such a large thread about it. LOL
August 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm #112122elinoirParticipant
I get loads of these green mosquitos, for the last two or so summers at least – I am in the Netherlands. I get a LOT of bites – usually two per night when it is calm and warm, and I have only found green and very occasionally small black mosquitos – identical to the green ones but jet black. The green ones are small, and look very thin considering they are taking so many bites out of me. The photos in an earlier post from South Africa are the most similar to the ones I see.
I can’t believe there is not more about them.
Also, I find they don’t whine like normal mosquitos. I am never bothered by them other than the bites and rarely even see them.
I moved to the Netherlands three years ago and never got such large swellings at bite sites as I do here – I have wondered if it something to do with these strange green mosquitos.
June 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm #113970davidddevassyParticipant
Hi today I found these green colour mosquitos inside my home .i took photos with my phone.check those.also I wish to know whether they are harmful or not.? I am from aroor of alapuzha district, kerala ,india
August 26, 2015 at 6:04 am #115760sunav123Participant
I live in West Bengal,India and I have seen these green mosquitoes in my room…one sat on my hand to suck blood..but they are too fragile.
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