Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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wellcomei Theobald

1904b:64 (F*).
Type-loc: Baro River, Sudan (BM)

Additional References:
de Meillon 1947b:171 (M*, F*, P, L, E*).

Synonyms:
  • syn. milesi de Meillon and Evans

Distribution:
Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sudan and South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Bionomics:
Larvae are found in swamps with vertical and horizontal vegetation, streams with grassy margins, rice fields and vegetation along large rivers even in areas of high forest. Females will enter houses to bite but are mainly zoophilic. Biting activity begins at dusk and peaks at about 2300, after which it gradually decreases (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).

Medical Importance:
Vector status questionable (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).

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