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leucocelaenus (Dyar and Shannon)

1924d:484 (Aedes leucocelaenus; nom. nov. for leucomelas Lutz, non Meigen 1804).
Type-loc: Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil (BM) (as leucomelas)

Additional References:
Galindo, Carpenter, and Trapido 1953:529 (tax.).
Lane 1953:682 (M*, F, P*, L*).
Zavortink 1972:124(M*, F*, P*, L*; n. comb.).
Panday 1975:143 (distr.).
Reinert 2002: [F*].
Alencar et al 2003: (E*)
Rossi and Marinez 2003: 472 (distr., Uruguay).
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2004: [F].
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2006: [F].
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2008: [F].
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2009: [F].


Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

The immatures of leucocelaenus have been collected in treeholes, broken or cut bamboo interndes and artificial containers. There are several records of females biting humans during the day. (Zavortink 1972:126)

Medical Importance:
It has been found infected with yellow fever and with Una virus in Brazil (Zavortink 1972:126)