Culex (Cux.) restuans

Author

  • Theobald
  • 1901c:142 (F*)
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada (BM)

Distribution

SpeciesMap  SpeciesMap

Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States, contiguous lower 48

Synonyms

Bionomics

The larvae are found in a wide variety of aquatic habitats, such as ditches, pools in streams, woodland pools, and artificial containers. The females are regarded as troublesome biters by some observers, although others say that they rarely bite man. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:290)

Medical Importance

Cx. restuans is considered a vector of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). (Turell et al. 2005:60)

LARVA  PUPA

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