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kochi (Dönitz)

1901:38 (F; as Culex).
Type-loc: Dreyer Hafen b. Cap Cretin, New Guinea (ZM)

Additional References:
Marks 1947a:10 (M*, F, P*, L*).
Lee et al. 1982:174 (distr.).
Townsend 1990:91 (syntype BM).
Reinert 2002 (F*)
Reinert, Harbach and Kitching 2004: [F].
Reinert and Harbach 2005 (F)

Distribution:
Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea (Island); Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

Bionomics:
Immatures are found in the leaf axils of banana, taro, pineapple, crinum, and pandanus. Females readily bite both day and night in New Guinea and are night biters only on New Britain (Marks 1947).

Medical Importance:
Vector of Wuchereria bancrofti in Papua New Guinea and New Britain (Marks 1947).