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flavirostris (Ludlow)

1914a:30 (F; Myzomyia; as sp.).
Type-loc: Camp Wilhelm, Tayabas [= Quezon], [Luzon], Philippines (USNM)

Additional References:
King 1932b:491 (M*, F*, L*; to spp. status).
Baisas 1936b:215 (P*).
Gapuz and Santiago 1949:127 (L*).
Mendoza and Abinoja 1952:53 (biol.).
Bonne-Wepster and Swellengrebel 1953:371 (M*, F*, L*).
Baisas 1957:68 (to sp. status).
Cagampang-Ramos and Darsie 1970:4 (F*, L*; keys).
Da Costa Pinhao 1974:470 (distr.).
Somboon et al. 2000 37(3): 476 (support of sp. status).
Whelan & Hapgood 2000: 405-416 (distr. East Timor, bion.)
Sinka et al. 2011: 89 (bionomics review, distr., niche model)


Indonesia, Philippines, Timor, Vietnam

Larvae are found in shaded and unshaded stream margins especially around roots, ground pools an shallow wells. Puri in Boyd 1949. Mendoza and Abinoja 1952. Females feed on both man and cattle and readily enter houses to bite (Puri in Boyd 1949).

Medical Importance:
Primary malaria vector (Puri in Boyd 1949).