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angustivittatus Dyar and Knab

1907a:9 (M, F; as Aedes).
Type-loc: Port Limon, Costa Rica (USNM)

Additional References:
Lane 1953:670 (M*, F, L*).
Ronderos and Garcia 1962(1963)a:37 (P*).
Mohrig 1967 (F*)
Arnell 1976:29 (M*, F*, P*, L*; distr.).
Pecor et al. 2000 16(3): 212 (distr., Peru).
Berti et al. 2014: (distr., Venezuela).


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

Aedes angustivittatus is one of the most common Aedes in Central America, being found in temporary ground pools formed by rains and stream overflow, pools in drying or intermittent streams, animal hoof prints in marshy pastures and margins of freshwater swamps and ponds. Although it has been collected of elevation up to 2000m it is primarily a species of low elevations. (Arnell 1976:31)

Medical Importance:
DeRodaniche and Galindo (1963:925) report the isolation of Ilheus virus from a pool of 423 angustivittatus collected near Almirante, Panama in November, 1960, and an isolation of Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) virus from angustivittatus in Colombia is reported by Sanmartin, Mackenzie et al. (1973). (Arnell 1976:8)