• Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dahomey, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malagasy, Maldive Islands, Mozambique, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Turkmen
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  • Larvae are found in many temporary, semi-permanent and permanent ground water habitats that are sunlit and contain vegetation. Habitats include, but are not limited to, ground pools, streams, swamps, and low-salinity tidal marshes. (Bram 1967).
    Females are primarily cattle- and pig-biters, but will feed on man in their absence (Bram 1967).

Medical Importance

  • Primary vector of Japanese B encephalitis in the oriental region (Bram 1967).

Additional References

Culicidae » Culicinae » Culicini » Culex » Culex