Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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letifer Sandosham

1944:129 (F*, L*).
Type-loc: Selangor, Kg. Sijangkang, Malaya [Malaysia] (BM)

Additional References:
Reid 1950:294 (M*, F*, P*, L*; Neotype desig.; tax.).
Bonne-Wepster and Swellengrebel 1953:180 (M, F*, L*).
Reid 1968:173 (M*, F*, P*, L*, E*).
Harrison and Scanlon 1975:118 (M*, F*, P*, L*; distr.).
Harrison and Klein 1975:10 (distr.).
Rattanarithikul et al. 2006: 1-128 (F*,L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)

Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Larvae found in still, shaded, dark, acidic water with emergent vegetation or numerous leaves in the water. Habitats include freshwater swamps, jungle pools, large isolated stream pools. Adults are exophagic night biters. (Harrison and Scanlon 1975, Reid 1968.)

Medical Importance:
Primary malaria vector in Malaysia (Reid 1968).