Culex (Mel.) vomerifer

Author

  • Komp
  • 1932:79 (M*)
  • Type-loc: Aimirante, Panama (USNM)

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

Immature stages have been found in "root caves" at swamp margins in deep shade. Adults were collected using CDC light traps baited with mice, Disney traps baited with hamster, and biting/landing on humans. (Forattini and Sallum 1996).

Medical Importance

Numerous viruses have been isolated from Culex vomerifer showing that it can be a a potential vector of Guama, Moju, Ananindeua, Caraparu, Ossa, Vinces, Madrid, Murutuca and Itaqui viruses (Sallum and Forattini 1996).

Culicidae » Culicinae » Culicini » Culex » Melanoconion
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References

LARVA  PUPA

Adult Stage, detail images:

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