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pseudopunctipennis Theobald

1901c:305 (M, F).
Type-loc: Grenada [Lesser Antilles] (NE)

Additional References:
Aitken 1945:327 (M, F*, P*, L, E*; tax.; biology).
Freeborn, in Boyd 1949:391 (tax.).
Lane 1953:160 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*).
Carpenter and LaCasse 1955:46 (M*, F*, L*).
Vargas and Martinez Palacios 1956:83 (M*, F*, P*, L*).
Rueda, Peyton and Manguin 2004: 13 (M*, F*, L*, P*; neotype design., neotype loc.: Chambord Estate (12o 12' N, 61o 37' W), Rio Sallee, Granada (USNM).
Harbach and Howard 2007: 39 (exclusion of bifoliata)
Sinka et al. 2010: 72 (bionomics review, distr., niche model)
Beltrán-Aguilar et al. 2011: 671 (M*, F*, P*, L*; tax., keys, distr.)
Linton et al. 2013:100-109 (dist., Ecuador)


Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States; contiguous lower 48, Venezuela

The larvae are found in sunny habitats including stream pools and margins. Females feed at night and will enter houses to take a blood meal.

Medical Importance:
This species is not an important vector of malaria in the United States.