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Distribution

  • Austral Islands, Cook Islands, Ellice Islands, Fiji Islands, Hoorn Islands, Marquesas Islands, Pitcairn Island, Samoa Islands, Society Islands, Tokelau Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago
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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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