Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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farauti Laveran

1902b:908 (F).
Type-loc: Faureville, Vate [Efate], New Hebrides Islands (PIP)

Additional References:
Knight and Farner 1944:132 (resurrected from syn. with punctulatus).
Rozeboom and Knight 1946:120 (F*, P*, L*; tax.).
Reid 1947:90 (tax.).
Horsfall 1955:210 (biol.).
Belkin 1962a:138 (M*, F*, P*, L*).
Bryan and Coluzzi 1971:266 (cytogenetics).
Bryan 1973:64 (tax.).
Maffi 1973a:29 (tax.).
Bryan 1974:413 (tax.).
Schmidt et al. 2001: 391 (M, F, L*, P*; tax.).
Sinka et al. 2011: 89 (Farauti Complex; bionomics review, distr., niche model)

  • syn. moluccensis Swellengrebel and Swellengrebel de Graaf

Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea (Island); Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Larvae are found in a wide variety of breeding places but prefer habitat with emergent, floating and submerged vegetation or algae in heavy shade. This species is also found in brackish pools, lagoons and mangrove swamps in coastal areas. Larvae are occasionally taken from a wide variety of artificial containers. Adults feed on a wide variety of hosts, including man (Belkin 1962).

Medical Importance:
Primary malaria vector (Belkin 1962)