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taeniopus Dyar and Knab

1907b:100 (F)
Type-loc: Bluefields, Nicaragua (USNM)

Additional References:
Komp 1935:4 (M; tax.)
Rozeboom & Komp 1950: 96 (in part, tax.; misidentification of M*; see pedroi).
Rozeboom & Komp 1950: 96 (in part, tax.; misidentification of M*; see pedroi).
Yamaguti and LaCasse 1951: [F*] (as opisthopus Komp).
Lane 1953: 403 (as opisthopus; M*,F*)
Carpenter and LaCasse 1955: 310 (in part, M*; misidentification of L*)
Galindo 1969: 83 (tax.)
Belkin, Heinemann & Page 1970: 82 (as opisthopus; M*,F*,P*L*)
Morales-Ayala 1971: 143 (Peru)
Sirivanakarn and Belkin 1980: 8 (M, F; tax.)
Sirivanakarn 1983: 265 (M*, F*)
Mitchell & Darsie 1985: 285, 314 (Argentina)
Forattini & Sallum 1992: 72 (Brazil)
Pecor et al. 1992: 88 (Costa Rica)
Sallum & Forattini 1996: 526 (M*, F)


Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, United States; contiguous lower 48, Venezuela

Adults were collected resting in vegetation and were attracted to human bait near sunset and to CDC traps set in secondary forests, and along edges of swamps and rivers. Larvae are reported from stagnant water (Sallum and Forattini 1996).

Medical Importance:
This species has been found under laboratory conditions to be susceptable to infections by venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) and is also considered a vector of several members of the Family Bunyaviridae including Ossa, Guama, Ananindeua, Bimiti, Mirim and Guarastuba viruses (Sallum and Forattini 1996).