Culex (Mel.) vomerifer


  • Komp
  • 1932:79 (M*)
  • Type-loc: Aimirante, Panama (USNM)



Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela


  • None


Immature stages have been found in "root caves" at swamp margins in deep shade. Adults were collected using CDC light traps baited with mice, Disney traps baited with hamster, and biting/landing on humans. (Forattini and Sallum 1996).

Medical Importance

Numerous viruses have been isolated from Culex vomerifer showing that it can be a a potential vector of Guama, Moju, Ananindeua, Caraparu, Ossa, Vinces, Madrid, Murutuca and Itaqui viruses (Sallum and Forattini 1996).

Culicidae » Culicinae » Culicini » Culex » Melanoconion
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


Adult Stage, detail images:

Click on image to open larger view in a separate window. Higher-resolution detail images of some specimens are available on request.

Adult Stage, illustrations:

The Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit | Museum Support Center, MRC-534 | Smithsonian Institution | 4210 Silver Hill Rd. | Suitland, MD 20746-2863 USA | Ph: 301-238-1077; FAX: 301-238-3168
Entomology Branch | Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | 503 Robert Grant Avenue | Silver Spring, MD 20910-7500 USA

WRAIR logo  Smithsonian Institution logo © Smithsonian Institution  | Privacy | Terms of use | Contact WRBU