||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (July 2011)|
Aedes vexans is a cosmopolitan and common pest mosquito. It is a known vector of Dirofilaria immitis (dog heartworm); Myxomatosis (deadly rabbit virus disease); and tahyna-virus, a seldom-diagnosed Bunyaviridae, a disease which affects humans in Europe with fever which disappears after two days, but afterward can cause Encephalitis or Meningitis. Aedes vexans is the most common mosquito in Europe, often composing more than 80% the European mosquito community. Its abundance depends upon availability of floodwater pools. In summer, mosquito traps can collect up to 8,000 mosquitoes per trap per night.
- New Jersey Mosquito Homepage, Characteristics, Bionomics, Medical Importance
- Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit Characteristics, Bionomics, Medical Importance
- GeoSpecies Database University of Wisconsin, Photos
|This mosquito article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|