Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples and the surrounding southwest Florida area is home to many species of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are two-winged flies that belong to the family Culicidae in the order Diptera. In total there are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes.
The family Culicidae is divided into three subfamilies: Toxorhynchitinae, Anophelinae, and Culicinae. Worldwide, there are 37 genera of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes live in humid tropics and subtropics, warm moist climates, temperate and cool zones – everywhere except areas that are permanently frozen.