Type-loc: [Newark], New Jersey, United States (USNM)
The larvae are found in a wide variety of aquatic habitats, such as
ditches, pools in streams, woodland pools, and artificial containers.
The females are regarded as troublesome biters by some observers, although
others say that they rarely bite man. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:290)
Cx. restuans is considered a vector of St. Louis encephalitis
(SLE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). (Turell et al. 2005:60)
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