Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_764-2

Genus of rather large mosquitoes (formerly known as Theobaldia) containing about 35 species. Most species live in temperate countries (e.g., C. silvestris, C. incidens). Larval habitats are usually ground regions of water with submerged vegetation. The species C. inornata, C. melanura, and C. dyari are vectors in North America for both Western and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (virosis). See Nematocera.


North America Larval Habitat Submerged Vegetation Ground Region Temperate Country 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany