Culex (Mel.) erraticus


  • (Dyar and Knab)
  • 1906d:224 (L*; Mochlostyrax)
  • Type-loc: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States (USNM)


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Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, contiguous lower 48, Venezuela, Virgin Islands


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The larvae have been found in semipermanent and permanent pools including ditches, floodwater areas, grassy pools, streams, and occasionally in bilge water of boats and other artificial collections of water. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:315305)

Medical Importance


Culicidae » Culicinae » Culicini » Culex » Melanoconion
habitus image

(male, NMNH type specimen) Photo credit: A. Newton, WRBU.

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