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morsitans (Theobald)

1901a:8 (M*, F*; Culex).
Type-loc: England (BM)

Additional References:
Marshall 1938:227 (M*, F*, L*, E*).
Natvig 1948:172 (M*, F*, L*; biol.).
Maslov 1967:153 (M*, F, L*).
Service 1970d:481 (M, F, P*, L).
Gutsevich, Monchadsky and Stackelberg 1974:158 (M*, F, L*).
Margalit and Tahori 1974:85 (distr.).
Utrio 1976:129, 131, 135 (L*).
Maslov 1989:208 (distr.).
Alten, Caglar and Ozer 2000: 28 (distr., Turkey).
Spungis 2000: 8 (distr.).

Synonyms:

Distribution:
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Israel (and Gaza Strip & West Bank), Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (includes Guernsey; Jersey; Isle of Man), United States; Alaska, United States; contiguous lower 48, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

Bionomics:
Larvae are found in temporary rain pools in marshes, along lake margins, in coastal marshes and in bogs. Females feed on birds and never bite man (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955).

Medical Importance:
None