Borneo - Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Philippines,
Immatures are commonly found in the axils of aroid-type plants, banana,
and abaca plants. Females feed readily on humans, entering habitations
if necessary, at all hours of the day and night (Knight and Laffoon
Primary vector of filariasis in the Philippines (Suguri, Cabrera,
et al. 1985).
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