The 3 most common mosquito genera found in the United States: Anopheles, Aedes, and Culex. Photo sources: Kletr/Bigstock.com, Isarapic/Bigstock.com, and Life on White/Bigstock.com
There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes and about 175 of those are found in the United States. Of the 175 found in the U.S., West Virginia has the least number of species of mosquitoes (28), while Texas has the most (85).
There are over 40 different genera of mosquitoes, but the 3 most common genera found in the United States are:
Not all mosquitoes feed on humans. Many species of the insect will only draw blood from animals. For example, culiseta melanura bites birds almost exclusively, and rarely bites humans and uranotaenia sapphirina is known to feed on reptiles and amphibians.