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Mosquitoes Found Here

Over 60 species of mosquitoes have been identified from the state of Illinois.  Of these, 48 species have been identified from the South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District. 

Most of these species are unimportant as nuisance or disease vectors.  In a typical year over 90% of the mosquitoes found in the SCCMAD are 3 species, Aedes vexans, Culex pipiens, and Culex restuans. Unfortunately, Aedes vexans is a major nuisance species and Culex pipiens is the probable human vector of West Nile Virus in Illinois. 

Aedes:  albopictus
            cinereus
            vexans

Anopheles: barberi
                   crucians
                  earlei                  punctipennis
           quadrimaculatus
                  walkeri
Coquillitidia
               perturbans

Culex:   erraticus
             pipiens
             restuans
             salinarius
             tarsalis
             territans

Culiseta:  inornata
                minnesotae
                morisitans

Ochlerotatus:                           atropalpus
             aurifer
             canadensis
             dorsalis
             dupreei
Ochlerotatus:   
                 excrucians                                          fitchii                                         grossbecki
                 hendersoni                                         implicatus
                 infirmatus
                 japonicus
                 mitchellae
                 sollicitans
                 spencerii
                 sticticus
                 stimulans  
                 triseriatus
                 trivattatus
Orthopodomyia
                 signifera

Psorophora:  
                 ciliata
                 colubiae
                 cyanescens
                 discolor
                 ferox
                 horrida
                 howardii
Uranotaenia
               
sapphirina

Recent mosquito invaders have also been found in Illinois, Aedes albopictus was first found in 1986 and Ochlerotatus japonicus was found in 2006.

Psorophora ciliata is the largest mosquito in Illinois.

Ochlerotatus triseriatus is the vector for LaCrosse Encephalitis.

Culex pipiens is the vector for West Nile in Illinois. 

Anopheles quadrimaculatus can vector Malaria in Illinois.

   
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