October 2014

Aedes (Empihals) vigilax (Skuse), female

Aedes_Vigilax

Description

Although it breeds primarily in coastal areas (some have been collected from rock holes and freshwater ground pools), Aedes vigilax is a strong flyer and can be found well inland. Females can bite day or night, and they are a principal vector of non-periodic filariasis.

Habitat

Low-lying coastal plains, salt marshes, brackish swamps

Region

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