Species of Mosquitoes Associated with West Nile Virus in the USA, 2001

The following are the species of mosquitoes from which West Nile virus was isolated and/or from which West Nile virus RNA was detected during 2001 (as of Sept. 25).

  1. Aedes albopictus
  2. Aedes cinereus
  3. Aedes vexans
  4. Anopheles punctipennis
  5. Anopheles quadrimaculatus
  6. Coquillettidia perturbans
  7. Culex pipiens
  8. Culex restuans
  9. Culex nigripalpus
  10. Culex quinquefasciatus
  11. Culex salinarius
  12. Culiseta melanura
  13. Ochlerotatus canadensis
  14. Ochlerotatus cantator
  15. Ochlerotatus japonicus
  16. Ochlerotatus sollicitans
  17. Ochlerotatus trivittatus
  18. Orthopodomyia signifera
  19. Psorophora columbiae
  20. Uranotaenia sapphirina

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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