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Re: 2012 Mosquito Reports

Postby quentinc » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:00 pm

Daisy, thanks for that info. I had no idea there were multiple species of mosquitoes, each with its own specialty! (Sort of like doctors.)



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Horton Lake 6/9-6/10

Postby orbitor » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:12 pm

June 9-10, Horton Lake: 1

Only a few isolated buggers at our camp about 100 ft from the lake. Temps at night down into the lower 30s, so not warm enough yet for most.
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Re: 2012 Mosquito Reports

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:20 pm

Q wrote:
I had no idea there were multiple species of mosquitoes, each with its own specialty!


Here you go Q: http://www.mosquitoes.org/Aedes.html
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Re: 2012 Mosquito Reports

Postby quentinc » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:45 pm

Well, I'm glad to know that at least one species are "reluctant blood feeders." I suspect they get a lot of encouragement from their peers, however.
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Re: 2012 Mosquito Reports

Postby BuckSnort » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:55 pm

quentinc wrote:Daisy, thanks for that info. I had no idea there were multiple species of mosquitoes, each with its own specialty! (Sort of like doctors.)


Actually they closer resemble lawyers... :D
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Grand Canyon Tuolumne 6/8-6/10

Postby norcalhiker » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:07 am

Mozies last weekend were rare in the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. Only one spot had a moderate number and our campsite in Pate was mosquito free. rating: 0

In Reds Meadow they were moderate to heavy from 8-9am and 4-5pm around the campgrounds and area trails. rating:1-2
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Wonder Lakes-Lower Lamarck 6/7-6/10

Postby hikerdmb » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:08 pm

June 7-10, 2012 trip into the Wonder Lakes above Lower Lamarck Lake. No mosquitos all 4 days.
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Yosemite Valley 6/2-6/9

Postby hikerchick395 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:06 am

Had a few mosquitos in Yosemite Valley...tiny...few trying to bite. Week of June 2-9

June 14...some biting mosquitos at the junction of Treasure Lakes and Bishop Pass trails. By far...the largest and peskiest mosquitos I have endountered this year are at the trailhead parking at South Lake.
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Upper Pine-Honeymoon Lakes 6/13-6/15

Postby mesoavnhorny » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:05 pm

Just spent a few nights at Upper Pine Lake and Honeymoon Lake. I would rate the mosquitoes a 2, with crazy swarms at dusk. When we first arrived at Upper Pine Lake, there were virtually no mosquitoes. Within about 12 hours, they were pretty vicious.

Does anyone have any experience using anything like lemongrass granules or mosquito coils to try to keep the bugs at bay within a campsite?

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Matlock Lakes 6/15-6/17

Postby sparky » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:33 pm

Matlock lakes area and kearsarge lakes area this weekend june 15-17 there were quite a few mosquitos buzzing about (swarms but not thick) but none of them biting. I have never seen anything like it. No headnet or deet needed yet! Dont know how long this will last
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