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vishnui Theobald

1901a:355 (type F* only).
Type-loc: Madras, India (BM)

Additional References:
Barraud 1934:400 (M*, F, L*).
LaCasse and Yamaguti 1950: [F*].
Iyengar and Menon 1955:1 (distr.).
Colless 1957a:87 (M; tax.).
Joshi, Pradhan and Darsie 1965:138 (distr.).
Reuben 1969:643 (M*, F*, L*; syn.).
Aslamkhan 1971b:147 (distr.).
Lotfi 1973:204 (distr.).
Da Costa Pinhao 1974:470 (distr.).
Sirivanakarn 1975a:71 (M*, F*, P*, L*).
Sirivanakarn 1976:111 (M*, F*, P*, L*; distr.).
Suleman, Khan and Khan 1993:321 (distr.).
Whelan & Hapgood 2000: 405-416 (distr. East Timor, bion.)
Tanaka 2004a: 41 (P; tax.; key).
Rattanarithikul et al. 2005: 1-97 (F*, L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)

Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea; South, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vietnam

Larvae are typically found in ground pool habitats that include puddles, ditches, ponds, animal and wheel tracks, and rice fields in open situations containing emergent and aquatic vegetation. Females feed primarily on pigs and birds, but in their absence will readily bite man (Sirivanakarn 1976).

Medical Importance:
An important vector of Japanese encephalitis (Sirivanakarn 1976).