Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

  Culicidae » Anophelinae » Null » Anopheles » Anopheles »

occidentalis Dyar and Knab

1906b:159 (A).
Type-loc: Stanford University, California, United States (USNM)

Additional References:
Dampf 1936: [F*].
King and Bradley 1941:65 (to sp. status).
Aitken 1945:282 (M, F, P*, L*, E*).
Freeborn, in Boyd 1949:384 (tax.; biology).
Penn 1949a:54 (P*).
Pratt 1952:484 (P*, L*; tax.).
Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:43 (M*, F*, L*).
Kitzmiller, Frizzi and Baker 1967:176 (chromosomes*).
White 1979 (tax., rev., keys, distr.)

United States; contiguous lower 48

Larvae are found in pools, lagoons, ponded creeks and hillside seepages. Emergent and floating vegetation are usually present. Females remain near the larval habitats and rarely bite man.

Medical Importance: