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Distribution

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Australia, Cook Islands (Polynesia), Fiji, French Polynesia, Niue, Polynesian Islands (Howland, Jarvis, Johnston Atol, Pitcairn, Wallis & Futuna), Samoa (Ind. State of Samoa, American Samoa, Western Samoa), South China Sea Islands (Paracel, Spratly, Tokelau), Tuvalu

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

  • This species is semi-domestic with an extremely wide range of breeding places that includes tree holes, coconut shells and husks, various types of artificial containers, leaf axils, crab holes, banana stumps, cacao pods and canoes. Females are primarily diurnal with biting peaks in the late afternoon and early morning (Belkin 1962).

Medical Importance

  • Important vector of nonperiodic W. bancrofti wherever it is found (Belkin 1962).

Additional References

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini » Aedes » Stegomyia

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