Culiseta (Cus.) inornata


  • (Williston)
  • 1893:253 (F; Culex)
  • Argus Mountains, California, United States (USNM)



Canada, Mexico, United States, contiguous lower 48



The larvae of C. inornata are found in ground pools, ditches, and occasionally in artificial water containers, often grossly polluted. They occur in brackish water in the coastal marshes in California. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:91)

Medical Importance

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

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Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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