Culex (Cux.) gelidus

Author

  • Theobald
  • 1901a:20 (F*)
  • Selangor, Malaya (BM)

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Synonyms

  • cuneatus
    • Theobald 1901a:22 (F*; as var.). Type-loc: Taipang, Perak, Malaya and Quilon, Travancore, India (BM)
  • bipunctata

Bionomics

Larvae are found in a variety of temporary and semi-permanent ground water habitats such as pools, puddles and small streams. Larvae are also occassionally found in artifical containers such as barrels and water tanks

  • Females are vicious biters, preferring large domestic animals to man (Bram 1967).

    Medical Importance

    Possible vector of Japanese B encephalitis in Malaysia and Thailand (Bram 1967).

  • LARVA  PUPA

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