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punctimacula Dyar and Knab

1906a:136 (A).
Type-loc: Colon, Panama Canal Zone (USNM)

Additional References:
Davis 1926: [F*].
Senevet 1934:36 (P*).
Simmons 1937:191 (F*).
Kumm 1941:91 (E*).
Ross and Roberts 1943a:25 (M*, F*, L*).
Panday 1975:143 (distr.).
Wilkerson & Strickman 1990:7 (F*; distr. Central America)
Rodriguez et al. 2002: 1 (E*)
Rossi and Martinez 2003: 471 (Uruguay)
Beltrán-Aguilar et al. 2011: 682 (M*, F*, P*, L*; tax., keys, distr.)
Linton et al. 2013:100-109 (dist., Ecuador)
Berti et al. 2014: (distr., Venezuela).


Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela

Larvae were taken in deep or sometimes partial shade in the following types of water: stream pool with clear water, in grass along a clear slow-moving stream with abundant vegetation, along a swamp margin, and in deep water of a large swamp. Adult females bite man and domestic animals and have been collected in Shannon traps, stable traps, horse traps, in corrals, and from human bait. (Wilkerson 1990:235)

Medical Importance:
Malaria vector (pers. comm. Wilkerson 2009)