Aedes (Och.) angustivittatus


  • Dyar and Knab
  • 1907a:9 (M, F; as Aedes)
  • Type-loc: Port Limon, Costa Rica (USNM)


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Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela


  • argentescens
    • Dyar and Knab 1908:55 (M, F)
    • Type-loc: Cordoba, Vera Cruz, Mexico (USNM)
  • cuneatus
    • Dyar and Knab 1908:54 (M, F)
    • Type-loc: Cordoba, Vera Cruz, Mexico (USNM)
  • traversus
    • Dyar 1925g:215 (F)
    • Type-loc: Zulia River, Venezuela (USNM)


Aedes angustivittatus is one of the most common Aedes in Central America, being found in temporary ground pools formed by rains and stream overflow, pools in drying or intermittent streams, animal hoof prints in marshy pastures and margins of freshwater swamps and ponds. Although it has been collected of elevation up to 2000m it is primarily a species of low elevations. (Arnell 1976:31)

Medical Importance

DeRodaniche and Galindo (1963:925) report the isolation of Ilheus virus from a pool of 423 angustivittatus collected near Almirante, Panama in November, 1960, and an isolation of venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) virus from angustivittatus in Colombia (Arnell 1976:8)

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini » Aedes » Ochlerotatus
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Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

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