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lesteri Baisas and Hu

1936:229 (F, P*, L*, E*; hyrcanus var.).
Type-loc: Santa Mesa of Manila, [Rizal, Luzon], Philippines (NE)

Additional References:
Ohmori 1957:209 (M*, E*).
Ohmori 1959:222 (P*).
Whang 1962:39 (n. distr.).
Basio and Reisen 1971:60 (L; n. distr.).
Tanaka 1971:4 (n. distr.).
Harrison 1973b:4 (tax.).
Kanda and Oguma 1976:325 (tax.).
Otsuru, Nagashima, Nakamura and Kishimoto 1976:301 (E).
Rueda et al. 2005: 604-622 (M*,F*,P*,L*; neotype designation)
Rattanarithikul et al. 2006: 1-128 (as paraliae; F*,L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)
Sinka et al. 2011: 89 (bionomics review, distr., niche model)

Synonyms:

Distribution:
Borneo; Brunei, Cambodia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea; South, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Bionomics:
Larvae are found in cool shaded ground water habitats that include marshes, ground pools, ponds, rice fields and other impounded water (Tanaka, Mizusawa and Saugstad 1979).

Medical Importance:
Important vector of malaria (Tanaka, Mizusawa and Saugstad 1979).