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lepidotus Zavortink

1973:17 (M*, F*, L).
Type-loc: Restrepo, Meta, Colombia (USNM)

Additional References:
Harrison et al. 2012 (L*, P*, M*, F, mol. tax.)
Linton et al. 2013:100-109 (dist., bionomics Ecuador)

Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

The larvae are found primarily in Bromeliad leaf axils. Females readily bite humans usually in the late afternoon early evening time period (Zavortink 1973:18)

Medical Importance:
This species has been found carrying Dermatobia hominis eggs and is a possible vector of malaria. (Zavortink 1973:18)