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hispaniola (Theobald)

1903a:49 (M, F*; Myzomyia).
Type-loc: Spain and Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands (BM)

Additional References:
Senevet 1930:312 (P*).
Sergent 1937:102 (E*).
Romeo Viamonte 1950:271 (M*, F*, L*).
Aitken 1953:348 (A, P, L, E; tax.; biol.).
Horsfall 1955:237 (review).
Mattingly and Knight 1956:130 (tax.).
Senevet and Rioux 1960:530 (? = cinereus ssp.).
Dahl and White 1978:392 (syn.).
Ribeiro, DaCunha Ramos, Pires and Capela 1980:132 (to ssp.).

Synonyms:

Distribution:
Algeria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Yemen

Bionomics:
The preferred larval habitat is very shallow, gravelly stream beds well-exposed to the sun during the greater part of the day. Usually found in mats of Spirogyra but in water cress. Larvae have been found in intermittent streams and more rarely springs, rivulets, swampy places along streams, water holes, tanks and ground pools. Females are not known to bite man (Aitken 1953).

Medical Importance:
Unknown