Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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dives (Schiner)

1868:31 (nom. nov. for annulipes Walker, non Meigen 1830; Culex).

Additional References:
Stone 1957:336 (tax.).
Wharton 1962:20 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E).
Ahmed 1987:187 (distr.).
Lee et al. 1988b:126 (distr.).
Rattanarithikul et al. 2006: 1-85 (F*,L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)


Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Larvae, found in shaded pools in the interior swamp forest, use specially modified siphons to pierce stems and roots of aquatic vegetation to obtain air. Females are crepuscular and prefer cattle but will enter houses to bite man (Wharton 1962).

Medical Importance:
Inefficient vector of W. malayi (Wharton 1962).