Culex (Cux.) vishnui

Author

  • Theobald
  • 1901a:355 (type F* only)
  • Madras, India (BM)

Distribution

SpeciesMap

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

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

Larvae are typically found in ground pool habitats that include puddles, ditches, ponds, animal and wheel tracks, and rice fields in open situations containing emergent and aquatic vegetation. Females feed primarily on pigs and birds, but in their absence will readily bite man (Sirivanakarn 1976).

Medical Importance

An important vector of Japanese encephalitis (Sirivanakarn 1976).

LARVA  PUPA

Adult Stage, detail images:

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