Author

  • (Meigen)
  • 1830b:241 (F; Culex)
  • Berlin, Germany (MNHP)

Distribution

  • Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kiribati, Laos, Libya, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of Myanmar (Burma), Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), New Caledonia, Mariana Islands, Tuvalu, New Caledonia (Loyalty Islands), New Zealand (Tokelau), France (Wallis Islands)
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Synonyms

Bionomics

  • Immatures are found in unshaded fresh water flood pools in secondary scrub, but have also been collected in ditches, swamps, rice fields, and elephant foot prints. Habitats usually have little aquatic vegetation or algae. Females are night biters and readily feed on man and cattle (Reinert 1973).

Medical Importance

  • Capable of transmitting Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), Western equine encephalitis virus (WEE), SLE, West Nile Virus (WNV) (Turell et al. 2005:60). It is also a vector of dog heartworm (Reinert 1973).

Additional References

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini » Aedes » Aedimorphus

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