Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Males have the palps only 3/4 as long as proboscis.
Scutum with lyre-shaped pattern of golden scales.
Puget Sound, South Vancouver Island, Vancouver area.
Splash zone pools on rocky coast.
Seems to overwinter as larva, potentially also egg stage. Multivoltine.
Introduced from Japan, likely after the 2nd World War.
The taxonomy is uncertain. Darsie and Ward place it in Ochlerotatus, Reinert et al. in a new genus Tanakaius. I have placed it in Ochlerotatus, but this is only provisional.
Reinert JF, Harbach RE, Kitching IJ. 2004. Phylogeny and classification of Aedini (Diptera: Culicidae) based on morphological characters of all life stages. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 142: 289–368.