Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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chloropterus (von Humboldt)

1819:340 (A; Culex).
Type-loc: Guayaquil River, near Borodan, Ecuador (NE)

Additional References:
Lane 1953:1076 (M*, F, L).
Levi-Castillo 1953f:96 (M*, F, P*, L*).
Lane and Causey 1955:17 (M, P*, L).
Galindo 1958:429 (biol.).
Belkin 1968b:30 (type info.).


Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Larvae found in tree holes with a small aperature opening into a rot hole with large water holding capacity (Galindo et al. 1956). Adults have been collected on human bait and occasionally in CDC light traps (Pecor et al. 2000)

Medical Importance:
Implicated as a potential vector of sylvatic yellow fever (Galindo et al.. 1956).