Trichoprosopon digitatum


  • (Rondani)
  • 1848:109 (F; Culex)
  • Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara, Brazil (LU)


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


  • nivipes Theobald
    • 1901a:285 (M*, F*)
    • Type-loc: Aqua Santa, Trinidad (BM)
  • splendens Lutz
    • 1904, in Bourroul 1904:68 (A)
    • Type-loc: Manaos, [Amazonas], Brazil (NE)
  • wilsoni Ludlow
    • 1918:66 (M, F)
    • Type-loc: Chagres Camp, Las Cascades,Panama Canal Zone (?USNM)
  • subsplendens Martini
    • 1931a:200 (A; Joblotia splendens var.)
    • Type-loc: Pto. Bermudas, Pichis, Peru (SMT)


The preferred breeding sites of digitatum (bamboo internodes, fallen fruits and nuts, fallen leaves and spathes, and artificial containers) are often created directly or indirectly by the activities of humans, and as a result digitatum is commonly found in domestic or peridomestic areas. These four classes of habitats comprise 92% of the immature collection sites. (Zavortink et al. 1983:142)

Medical Importance

Trichoprosopon digitatum should not be ignored as a potential vector of arboviruses to humans. (Zavortink, Roberts and Hoch 1983:142)

Culicidae » Culicinae » Sabethini » Trichoposopron
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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