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samoanus (Grünberg)

1913:130 (F*; as Finlaya).
Type-loc: Apia, Upolu, Samoa Islands (ZM)

Additional References:
Stone ans Bohart 1944:212 (M*, L).
Marks 1947a:32 (M, F, L).
Ramalingam and Belkin 1964 (n. distr.).
Ramalingam and Belkin 1976:194 (P*, L*).

Distribution:
Samoa (Ind. State of Samoa; American Samoa; Western Samoa)

Bionomics:
Larvae are found in the axils of wild aroids and possibly pandanus as well. Females are nocturnal and readily bite man (Belkin 1962).

Medical Importance:
Possible vector of W. bancrofti (Belkin 1962).