Mansonia (Mnd.) indiana




Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam


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Larvae, found in open swamps and coastal rice fields, use specially modified siphons to pierce stems and roots of aquatic vegetation to obtain air. Females are crepuscular and bite man (Wharton 1962).

Medical Importance

Vector of W. malayi (Carter 1950).

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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