Culex (Ocu.) bitaeniorhynchus



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Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Korea, South, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar (includes Glorioso, Juan De Nova Is. and Mayotte), Malaysia, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea (Island) - Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe



Larvae are restricted to ground water habitats containing Spirogyra. Females are primarily bird feeders in Thailand. In New Guinea, a form readily bites man (Harbach 1988, Bram 1967).

Medical Importance

It has been found naturally infected with W. bancrofti in India, and Burgia malayi in Sri Lanka. It is associated with Murray Valley encephalitis in Australia and with Batai virus in India (Harbach 1988).


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