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occidentalis Dyar and Knab

1906b:159 (A).
Type-loc: Stanford University, California, United States (USNM)

Additional References:
Dampf 1936: [F*].
King and Bradley 1941:65 (to sp. status).
Aitken 1945:282 (M, F, P*, L*, E*).
Freeborn, in Boyd 1949:384 (tax.; biology).
Penn 1949a:54 (P*).
Pratt 1952:484 (P*, L*; tax.).
Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:43 (M*, F*, L*).
Kitzmiller, Frizzi and Baker 1967:176 (chromosomes*).
White 1979 (tax., rev., keys, distr.)

Distribution:
United States; contiguous lower 48

Bionomics:
Larvae are found in pools, lagoons, ponded creeks and hillside seepages. Emergent and floating vegetation are usually present. Females remain near the larval habitats and rarely bite man.

Medical Importance:
None