Larvae are commonly found in stagnant fresh ground water habitats
that include rice fields, stream pools, springs, ponds, swamps, ditches,
seepages and animal footprints. Females are evening biters, feeding primarily
on cattle, but entering houses to bite man (Harbach 1988).
Vector of West Nile virus and Rift Valley Fever (Harbach 1988).
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