Mansonia (Mnd.) uniformis

Author

  • (Theobald)
  • 1901a:180 (F*, Panoplites)
  • Quilon, Travancore, India (BM)

Distribution

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Angola, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, South, Liberia, Madagascar (includes Glorioso, Juan De Nova Is. and Mayotte), Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Guinea (Island) - Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda

Synonyms

  • reversus Theobald
    • 1901a:189 (F; Panoplites africanus var.)
    • Type-loc: Zomba, Nyasaland (BM)
  • australiensis Giles
  • marquesensis Dyar

Bionomics

Larvae are found in open swamp unshaded by trees. Larvae use specially modified siphons to pierce stems and roots of aquatic vegetation to obtain air. Females are crepuscular and prefer cattle, but will readily feed on man (Wharton 1962).

Medical Importance

Vector of W. malayi (Wharton 1962).

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Adult Stage, detail images:

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