Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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bellator Dyar and Knab

1906b:160 (A).
Type-loc: Trinidad (USNM)

Additional References:
Komp 1942:75 (F*), 127 (L), 164 (M*).
Rozeboom 1942a:242 (E*).
Anduze 1942b:435 (F*).
Ross and Roberts 1943a:37 (M*, F*, L*).
Pittendrigh 1950a:143 and 1950b:64 (biol.).
Zavortink 1973:26 (M*, F*, P*, L*).


Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

The immatures are found in the leaf axils of terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads. Females common bite man especially in the evening. It is found in open places and secondary forest in relatively dry areas along the coast from Venezuela to southeastern Brazil. (Zavortink 1973:27)

Medical Importance:
It is a primary vector of human malaria in southeastern Brazil and Trinidad. (Zavortink 1973:28)