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Immatures are found in unshaded fresh water flood pools in secondary scrub, but have also been collected in ditches, swamps, rice fields, and elephant foot prints. Habitats usually have little aquatic vegetation or algae. Females are night biters and readily feed on man and cattle
Aedes vexans is a cosmopolitan and common pest mosquito.Its abundance depends upon availability of floodwater pools. Capable of transmitting Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), Western equine encephalitis virus (WEE), SLE, West Nile Virus (WNV). It is also a vector of dog heartworm.
Spotted on Jun 26, 2013
Submitted on Jun 26, 2013