Culex (Cux.) antennatus



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Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan



Larvae are commonly found in stagnant fresh ground water habitats that include rice fields, stream pools, springs, ponds, swamps, ditches, seepages and animal footprints. Females are evening biters, feeding primarily on cattle, but entering houses to bite man (Harbach 1988).

Medical Importance

Vector of West Nile virus and Rift Valley Fever (Harbach 1988).

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Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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