Mansonia (Mnd.) annulata


  • Leicester
  • 1908:174 (F)
  • Kuala Lumpur, [Selangor], Malaya (BM)



Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand


  • None


Larvae are usually found at the edge of swamp forest. Larvae use specially modified siphons to pierce stems and roots of aquatic vegetation to obtain air. Females are crepuscular and prefer cattle but but will bite man both inside and outside (Wharton 1962).

Medical Importance

Primary vector of W. malayi (Wharton 1962).

Culicidae » Culicinae » Mansoniini » Mansonia » Mansonioides
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References


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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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