Aedeomyia (genus)

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Aedeomyia catasticta (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Ken Walker, Museum Victoria
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Aedeomyia Theobald, 1901

This genus of mosquitoes contains 7 species that are found in tropical regions. They live mainly in forests feeding on birds and typically breed in swamps and ground pools with dense growths of aquatic vegetation. They can transmit bird diseases like the Gamboa virus, other viruses and avian malaria. Some of these viruses can also infect domestic animals and humans like the West Nile virus. However, the overall relevance of Aedeomyia species to humans appears to be small. The adults are covered by dense scales.

Type species: Aedeomyia squamipennis

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: