Culiseta (Cli.) melanura


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  • (Coquillett)
  • 1902b:193 (M, F; Culex)
  • Center Harbor, New Hampshire, United States (USNM)



Canada, United States, contiguous lower 48


  • None


The larvae are found more frequently in small permanent bodies of water, particularly in swamp. Very little is known of the adult habits of this species except that the adults are frequently captured in light traps in the southern United States and to a lesser extent in diurnal resting stations. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:97)

Medical Importance

Cs. melanura is considered a vector of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) (Turell et al. 2005:60)

Culicidae » Culicinae » Culisetini » Culiseta » Climacura
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Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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