Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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africana (Theobald)

1901d: 12 (F*; Panoplites)
Type-loc: Asaba, [Eastern Provinces], Nigeria (BM)

Additional References:
Edwards 1941:103 (M, F*), 384 (P*).
Hopkins 1952:110 (L*).
Laurence 1960:491 (biol.).
Da Cunha Ramos and Ribeiro 1975:125 (distr.).
Jupp 1996 (M*, F*; key)
Toto et al. 2003: 344 (distr., Equatorial Guinea).


Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Larvae are found in permanent water habitats with floating and emergent vegetation (Hopkins 1952). Females are night biters and readily feed on man and other mammals (Lawrence 1960).

Medical Importance:
[Not yet available]