Aedes (Och.) sollicitans


  • Walker, F.
  • 1856. Insecta Saundersiana: or characters of undescribed insects in the collection of William Wilson Saunders. Vol. 1., Diptera. p.427.
  • Type-loc: Charleston, South Carolina, United States (BM)


SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States, contiguous lower 48, Virgin Islands

Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage


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Larvae are found in salt marshes along the coast and in brackish water in some inland states. The larvae are found all year in the southern portions of its range. Females are very strong fliers, occasionally found 100 miles from nearest known larval habitats. Females are persistent and will bite any time, day or night, when their resting places are invaded.

Medical Importance

Sollicitans is a vector of dog heartworm.

Culicidae > Culicinae > Aedes > Ochlerotatus
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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