Sabethes (Sab.) chloropterus


  • (Von Humboldt)
  • 1819:340 (A; Culex)
  • Guayaquil River, near Borodan, Ecuador (NE)


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Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela


  • confusus Theobald
    • 1903a:328 (F*; Sabethoides)
    • Type-loc: Brazil (BM)
  • imperfectus Bonne-Wepster and Bonne
    • 1920:165 (F; Sabethoides)
    • Type-loc: Surinam (ITH)
  • nitidus Theobald
    • 1901a:347 (F only of type series)
    • Type-loc: Para, Brazil (BM)
  • rangeli Surcouf and Gonzales-Rincones
    • 1911:251 (F*; Sabethoides)
    • Type-loc: Maturin, Monagas, Venezuela (MNHP)


Larvae found in tree holes with a small aperature opening into a rot hole with large water holding capacity (Galindo et al. 1956). Adults have been collected on human bait and occasionally in CDC light traps. (Pecor et al. 2000)

Medical Importance

Implicated as a potential vector of sylvatic yellow fever. (Galindo et al. 1956)

Culicidae » Culicinae » Sabethini » Sabethes » Sabethoides
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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