Aedes (Och.) sollicitans
- 1856. Insecta Saundersiana: or characters of undescribed insects in the collection of William Wilson Saunders. Vol. 1., Diptera. p.427.
- Type-loc: Charleston, South Carolina, United States (BM)
Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States, contiguous lower 48, Virgin Islands
Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
- Maxillary palpus of female much less than half the length of either the antenna or proboscis
- Postpsiracular setae present
- Prespiracular setae absent
- Scales on the dorsal surface of the radial sector and media narrow
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Larvae are found in salt marshes along the coast and in brackish water in some inland states. The larvae are found all year in the southern portions of its range. Females are very strong fliers, occasionally found 100 miles from nearest known larval habitats. Females are persistent and will bite any time, day or night, when their resting places are invaded.
Sollicitans is a vector of dog heartworm.
Adult Stage, detail images:
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