Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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hancocki Edwards

1929c: 322 (M,F; theileri var.)
Type-loc: Bulambuli, Uganda (BM)

Additional References:
Evans 1934: 552 (M; to sp. status)
de Meillon 1947b: 137 (M*,F*,L*,E*)

Distribution:
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda

Bionomics:
Larvae are found “in clear water in well vegetated swamps, seepages, and slow moving streams and rivers; occasionally in Pistia in wells... This is an anthropophilic species throughout its range, entering houses to feed on man and resting there afterwards" (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).

Medical Importance:
It is a vector of malaria (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).