Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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aztecus Hoffmann

1935: 5 (M*,F*,L*,E*; maculipennis ssp.)
Type-loc: Valle de Mexico (UM)

Additional References:
Vargas 1939: 356 (to sp. status)
Vargas 1941d: 113 (E*)
Aitken 1945: 304 (M,F*,L,E; tax.)
Freeborn, in Boyd 1949: 386 (tax.)
Penn 1949a: 58 (P*)
Pratt 1952 (L*, P*; tax., distr.)
Vargas and Martinez Palacios 1956 (keys: M*, F, P*, L*, E)
Baker and Kitzmiller 1964 (chromosomes*)
Kitzmiller et al. 1967: 173 (chromosomes*)
White 1979 (tax., rev., keys, distr.)
White 1979 (?)
Wilkerson and Strickman 1990 (F*; key, distr.)
Munoz-Cabrera et al. 2006 (F, L, M; bion., distr.)


Immatures found in all sorts of ground water habitats including lakes, ponds, and canals. Immatures also found in gutters, ditches and pools of clear water. (Horsfall 1955).

Medical Importance:
Reported as an important vector of human malaria by Mullen & Durden (2002).