Culex (Cux.) univittatus



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Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, India, Israel (and Gaza Strip & West Bank), Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar (includes Glorioso, Juan De Nova Is. and Mayotte), Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe



Larvae are found in ground pools, marshy pools, barrow pits, stagnant drains and streams, canals and shallow wells. Females feed on birds and mammals other than man (Sirivanakarn 1976).

Medical Importance

Vector of West Nile and Sindbis viruses (Sirivanakarn 1976).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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