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vomerifer Komp

1932:79 (M*)
Type-loc: Aimirante, Panama (USNM)

Additional References:
Rozeboom & Komp 1950: 97 (M*)
Stone 1961: 47 (Trinidad)
Forattini 1965: 185 (M*)
Aitken & Galindo 1966: 202 (tax.; French Guiana)
Floch & Kramer 1965: 1 (tax.)
Barreto-Reyes & Lee 1969: 431 (Colombia)
Galindo 1969: 87 (tax.)
Sirivanakarn 1979: 139 (Brazil)
Sirivanakarn & Jakob 1982a: 194 (M*)
Sirivanakarn 1983: 278 (M*).
Sallum & Forattini 1996: 579 (M*, F*)
Pecor et al. 2000: 213 (Peru)
2013:100-109 (dist, bionomics Ecuador)

Distribution:
Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Bionomics:
Immature stages have been found in "root caves" at swamp margins in deep shade. Adults were collected using CDC light traps baited with mice, Disney traps baited with hamster, and biting/landing on humans. (Forattini and Sallum 1996).

Medical Importance:
Numerous viruses have been isolated from Culex vomerifer showing that it can be a a potential vector of Guama, Moju, Ananindeua, Caraparu, Ossa, Vinces, Madrid, Murutuca and Itaqui viruses (Sallum & Forattini 1996).