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Subgenus Paraedes Edwards

Edwards 1934 (in Barraud 1934: 446). Orthotype: Paraedes barraudi Edwards


Important References:
Mattingly 1958a: 19 (to subgenus of Aedes; keys)
Reinert 1981: 1-91 (as Aedes subgenus; revision)
Reinert 2000: 1-52 (as Aedes subgenus; F gen.)
Reinert et al. 2004: 289 (to genus; phyl., class.)
Reinert et al. 2009 (phyl., class.)
Rattanarithikul et al. 2010 (L*, F*; keys, bion.; Thailand)

From Harbach's Mosquito Taxonomic Inventory: The immature stages of species of Paraedes are usually found in freshwater in crab holes, but have also been found in holes near streams, elephant footprints, fallen Nipa palm fronds, ground pools and wheel tracks. Habitats are located in partially to heavily shaded forest, plantations, bamboo grooves and scrub areas in valleys, hills and mountainous terrain. Adults of most species are known to feed on humans, sometimes viciously biting during daytime.