Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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crassipes (van der Wulp)

1881:9 (F*; Culex).
Type-loc: Soeroelangoen, [Benkoelen], Sumatra (LM)

Additional References:
Barraud 1934:120 (M*, F).
Bohart 1945:43 (M*).
Bonne Wepster 1954:40 (M, F, L*).
Wharton 1962:6 (M*, F, P*, L*, E).
Belkin 1962a:308 (distr.).
Ahmed 1987:187 (distr.).
Darsie et al. 1996:133 (distr.).
Rattanarithikul et al. 2006: 1-85 (F*,L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)


Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mariana Islands, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Guinea (Island); Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Larvae are found primarily in and at the edges of open swamp in association with Isachne and Panicum grasses. Larvae use a specialized siphon to attach to plant roots. Females feed primarily on birds but will bite cattle (Warton 1962).

Medical Importance:
Secondary vector of W. malayi (Warton 1962).