Culex (Cux.) annulirostris


  • Skuse
  • 1889:1737 (F)
  • Blue Mountains and Berowra, New South Wales, Australia (MM)



Australia, Cook Islands (Polynesia), Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Micronesia, Federated States of, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea (Island) - Papua New Guinea, Palau, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu



Larvae are found in clean water with emergent vegetation and algae, including ditches, marshes, shallow wells and cement tanks and rock pools containing algae (Knight and Hurlbut 1949, Belkin 1962).

Medical Importance

Vector status in the Philippines is unknown. In New Guinea it is an important vector of W. bancrofti (Belkin 1962).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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