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trivittatus (Coquillett)

1902b:193 (F; as Culex).
Type-loc: Chester, New Jersey, United States (USNM)

Additional References:
Ross 1947:75 (M*, F*, L*).
Abdel-Malek 1948a:51 and 1948b:951 (biol.), and 1949:19 (P*, L*, E*).
Abdel-Malek 1949: (E*).
Breland 1951:369 (L*).
Darsie 1951:21 (P*).
Yamaguti and LaCasse 1951: [F*].
Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:249 (M*, F*, L*).
Craig 1956: (E*).
Horsfall and Craig 1956:372 (E*).
Price 1960:558 (lst stage L*).
Ross and Horsfall 1965: (E*).
Horsfall, Voorhees, and Cupp 1970:1711 (E*).
Arnell 1976:35 (M*, F*, P*, L*).


Canada, Mexico, United States; contiguous lower 48

The larvae of Aedes trivittatus may be found any time during the summer following rains, in floodwater pools in meadows, swamps, and woodlands. The females are persistent biters, attacking at dusk and during the daytime, even in bright sunshine, when the vegetation in which they hide is disturbed. (Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:251)

Medical Importance:
Vector of W. malayi (Wharton 1962).