Night Vexing Mosquito (Inland Floodwater Mosquito)

Aedimorphus vexans (Aedes vexans)

General Status Rank: 
Undetermined
Common Name: 
Night Vexing Mosquito (Inland Floodwater Mosquito)
Scientific Name: 
Aedimorphus vexans (Aedes vexans)
Synonyms: 
Aedes vexans
Taxonomy
Group: 
Fly (Mosquito)
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Diptera
Family: 
Culicidae
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Reproduction Frequency Per Year: 
0

Economic/Human Considerations

Active between sunset and sunrise - not troublesome during the day, females can be naturally infected with western equine encephalitis virus
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Habitat
open, shallow grass-filled depressions in pastures, roadside s, temporary woodland pools, not in permanent habitats.
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Distribution

Ecozones

Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Plains
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Number of Occurrences

3 occurrences in NWT (2004-2005): Ft Smith, Yellowknife, Ft Liard
Score: 
A
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General Status Rank
Rank: 
Undetermined
S Rank: 
SU
Decision Process Description: 
Based on printed reference and expert opinion: Aynsley Thielman, Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON (2009); Reviewed in 2014 by Fiona Hunter
Last Updated: 
November 3, 2014

References

Economic Status

  • Wood, D. M. Dang, P. T. and Ellis, R. A. (1979) The mosquitoes of Canada, Diptera:Culicidae. The Insects and arachnids of Canada: Part 6 Publication 1686 ENR library QL 434.52 .A1I5 pt. 6 - B159 Return

Ecozones

  • The Canadian centre for mosquito management inc. (2005) A survey of adult mosquitoes from the Northwest Territories (Diptera:Culicidae) Identification by Randy Gadawski. unpublished report to B Elkin. Print in binder - R161 Return

Habitat

  • Wood, D. M. Dang, P. T. and Ellis, R. A. (1979) The mosquitoes of Canada, Diptera:Culicidae. The Insects and arachnids of Canada: Part 6 Publication 1686 ENR library QL 434.52 .A1I5 pt. 6 - B159 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • The Canadian centre for mosquito management inc. (2005) A survey of adult mosquitoes from the Northwest Territories (Diptera:Culicidae) Identification by Randy Gadawski. unpublished report to B Elkin. Print in binder - R161 Return