Author

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  • 1823. Descriptions of dipterous insects of the United States. J. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 3:9-54.
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Distribution

  • Canada, Greenland, United States
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Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage

Synonyms

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Bionomics

  • This species is a widely distributed treehole-breeding mosquito in eastern North America. The larvae develop in holes in many kinds of deciduous trees and occasionally in artificial containers such as wooden tubs, barrels, and watering troughs. The adults are crepuscular and fly mostly during the early morning and evening hours, but probably not much at night since they are rarely if ever taken in night-biting catches. They are occasionally serious pests in residential areas in or near woodlands since they are readily disturbed in the daytime and are rather persistent biters. (Carpenter and LeCasse 1955:257)

Medical Importance

  • Ae. triseriatus is considered a vector of West Nile Virus (WNV) (Turell et al. 2005:60). It is also a potential vector of dog heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis).

Additional References

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Culicidae > Culicinae > Aedes > Protomacleaya

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