Insects Commonly Confused With Mosquitoes

Craneflies
Proboscis usually not present. Scales never present on wing veins or edges. Legs very long.

Mosquitoes
Proboscis on front of head. Scales present on wing veins and wing edges. Rest with body held away from substrate.

Midges
Proboscis never present. Scales never present on wing veins or edges. Rest with body nearly contacting substrate.