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gelidus Theobald

1901a:20 (F*).
Type-loc: Selangor, Malaya [Malaysia] (BM)

Additional References:
Baisas 1938:213 (M*, F, P*, L*).
Bonne-Wepster 1954:119 (M, F* ,L*).
Aslamkhan 1971b:147 (distr.).
Berlin and Subramanian 1974:263 (E*).
Sirivanakarn 1976:58 (M*, F*, P*, I.*).
Ahmed 1987:187 (distr.).
Rattanarithikul et al. 2005: 1-97 (F*, L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)

Synonyms:

Distribution:
Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Guinea (Island); Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Bionomics:
Larvae are found in a variety of temporary and semi-permanent ground water habitats such as pools, puddles and small streams. Larvae are also occassionally found in artifical containers such as barrels and water tanks. Females are vicious biters, preferring large domestic animals to man (Bram 1967).

Medical Importance:
Possible vector of Japanese B encephalitis in Malaysia and Thailand (Bram 1967).