Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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punctulatus Dönitz

1901:36 (M, F).
Type-loc: Stephansort, New Guinea, and Herbertshoehe Bismarck Archipelago (ZM, BM)

Additional References:
Ross and Roberts 1943b:11 (M*, F*, L*).
Lee and Woodhill 1944:134 (M, F*, L*).
Belkin, Knight and Rozeboom 1945:253 (M, F, P*, L).
Rozeboom and Knight 1946.95 (F*, P*, L*; tax.).
Woodhill 1946:276 (tax.; biol.).
Penn 1949b:16 (P*).
Bryan 1973:64 (tax.).
Bryan 1974:413 (tax.).
Townsend 1990:125 (type info.).
Sinka et al. 2011: 89 (Punctulatus Group, Punctulatus Complex; bionomics review, distr., niche model)
Beebe et al. 2013 (Punctulatus Grp.)

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

Bionomics:
Larvae are found in sunny road ruts and other temporary pools such as depressions and footprints in native trails, margins of streams and sloughs. Habitats are usually free of vegetation but may have marginal herbaceous growth and dense algae. Females readily bite man indoors during the early morning hours (Belkin 1962).

Medical Importance:
Primary malaria vector and vector of human periodic filariasis (Belkin 1962).