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leucocelaenus (Dyar and Shannon)

1924d:484 (Aedes leucocelaenus; nom. nov. for leucomelas Lutz, non Meigen 1804).
Type-loc: Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil (BM) (as leucomelas)

Additional References:
Galindo, Carpenter, and Trapido 1953:529 (tax.).
Lane 1953:682 (M*, F, P*, L*).
Zavortink 1972:124(M*, F*, P*, L*; n. comb.).
Panday 1975:143 (distr.).
Reinert 2002: [F*].
Alencar et al 2003: (E*)
Rossi and Marinez 2003: 472 (distr., Uruguay).
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2004: [F].
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2006: [F].
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2008: [F].
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2009: [F].

Synonyms:

Distribution:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Bionomics:
The immatures of leucocelaenus have been collected in treeholes, broken or cut bamboo interndes and artificial containers. There are several records of females biting humans during the day. (Zavortink 1972:126)

Medical Importance:
It has been found infected with yellow fever and with Una virus in Brazil (Zavortink 1972:126)