Culex (Cux.) sitiens


  • Wiedemann
  • 1828:542 (F)
  • Sumatra (ZMC)


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Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Korea, South, Madagascar (includes Glorioso, Juan De Nova Is. and Mayotte), Malaysia, Maldives, Mariana Islands, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea (Island) - Papua New Guinea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa (Ind. State of Samoa, American Samoa, Western Samoa), Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen



Larvae are found in brackish,salt and fresh groundwater habitats and some artifical containers in coastal areas

  • Females feed primarily on birds and pigs, but will bite man (Harbach 1988).

    Medical Importance

    Possible vector of Japanese B encephalitis. It has been found naturally infected with Brugia malayi in Thailand (Harbach 1988).


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