Aedes (Och.) melanimon




Canada, United States, contiguous lower 48


  • mediolineata (Ludlow)
  • klotsi Matheson
    • 1933:69 (M*, F)
    • Type-loc: Mountain Home Lake, Fort Garland, Colorado, United States (USNM)


Very little is known of the biology of this species except that the specimens described by Matheson were found along the edge of a small cold clear mountain stream. The adults are described as being abundant in the tall grass in the meadow just before the stream emptied into Mountain Home Lake. According to Dyar, the larvae occur in temporary pools filled by occasional rains. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:204)

Medical Importance

Ae. melanimon is considered a vector of Western equine encephalitis virus (WEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). (Turell et al. 2005:60)

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini » Aedes » Ochlerotatus
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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