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albitarsis Lynch Arribálzaga

1878:150 (F).
Type-loc: Baradero, Buenos Aires, Argentina (IOC)

Additional References:
Senevet 1934:45 (P*).
Pinto 1939:345 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E).
Rozeboom 1942a:238 (E*; tax.).
Ross and Roberts 1943a:31 (M*, F*, L*).
Cova-Garcia 1946, fig. 1 (E*), 31 (L*), 83 (F*), 118 (M*).
Romeo Vaimonte and Castro 1951:321 (F*).
Garcia and Casal 1964(1965):6 (P*).
Kreutzer, Kitzmiller and Rabbani 1976:473 (chromosomes).
Rosa-Freitas and Deane 1989:289 (neotype desig.).
Calderon, Fernandez and Valle 1995:5-23 (Bion. Distr. Peru)
Sinka et al. 2010: 72 (Albitarsis Complex; bionomics review, distr., niche model)


Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States; contiguous lower 48, Uruguay, Venezuela

The immatures of albitarsis have been found by MMAP in streams and in pools along stream margins with grassy vegetation along their edges. The water was usually clear and exposed to full sunlight. The larvae of albitarsis were not collected in association with any other species.

Medical Importance:
Although it will bite man and has been found naturally infected, albitarsis does not seem to be of any importance in the transmission of human malaria. It has been incriminated as a possible vector of the human filarial worm Wuchereria bancrofti. (Linthicum 1988:197)