Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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moucheti Evans

Evans 1925b: 211 (M, F*; marshalli variety)
Type-loc: Stanleyville, [Orientale], Belgian Congo (CMT)

Important References:
Wanson et al. 1947: 39 (biology)
De Meillon 1947b: 153 (M*, F*, P, L*, E)
Service 1976: 260 (distr., Gabon)

Additional References:
Sinka et al. 2010: 117 (bionomics review, distr., niche model)


Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan and South Sudan, Uganda

Essentially a forest species, A. moucheti larvae are found along the borders of slow moving streams and large rivers or in pools or ponds... and are always found where the canopy is broken and there is some penetration of sunlight... a highly anthropophilic species readily entering houses to feed (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).

Medical Importance:
An important vector of malaria where it occurs in any abundance (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).