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restuans Theobald

1901c:142 (F*)
Type-loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (BM)

Additional References:
Ross 1947:47 (M*, F*, L*)
Darsie 1951:33 (P*)
Yamaguti and LaCasse 1951: [F*].
Carpenter & LaCasse 1955:288 (M*, F, L*).
Bohart and Washino 1957:463 (L*).
Bram 1967: 94 (M*, F, L)
Belkin 1968: 19 (type info.)
Strickman & Darsie 1988:21 (F*, L*; Guatemala)


Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States; contiguous lower 48

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)

Medical Importance:
Cx. restuans is considered a vector of SLE and WNV (Turell et al. 2005:60)