Aedes (Och.) trivittatus
- 1902b:193 (F; as Culex)
- Chester, New Jersey, United States (USNM)
Canada, Mexico, United States, contiguous lower 48
Species-specific Diagnostic Characters, Adult Stage
- 1. Maxillary palpus of female much less than half the length of either the antenna or proboscis
- 2. Postspiracular setae present
- 3. Prespiracular setae absent
- 4. Scales on the dorsal surface of the radial sector and media narrow
- inconspicuus Grossbeck
- 1904b:332 (M, F; Culex)
- Type-loc: Garret Mts.,Paterson, New Jersey, United States (USNM)
The larvae of Aedes trivittatus may be found any time during the summer following rains, in floodwater pools in meadows, swamps, and woodlands. The females are persistent biters, attacking at dusk and during the daytime, even in bright sunshine, when the vegetation in which they hide is disturbed. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:251)
Aedes trivittatus is a vector of Trivittatus virus which occasionally causes febrile illness in humans (Viral Infections in Humans, Evans and Kaslow 1997:168). Possible vector of dog heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis).
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- Ross 1947:75 (M*, F*, L*).
- Abdel-Malek 1948a:51 and 1948b:951 (biol.), and 1949:19 (P*, L*, E*)
- Breland 1951:369 (L*).
- Darsie 1951:21 (P*).
- Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:249 (M*, F*, L*).
- Horsfall and Craig 1956:372 (E*).
- Price 1960:558 (lst stage L*).
- Horsfall, Voorhees, and Cupp 1970:1711 (E*).
- Arnell 1976:35 (M*, F*, P*, L*).
Adult Stage, detail images:
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