Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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multicolor Cambouliu

1902:704 (F).
Type-loc: Isthme de Suez, Egypt (FMP)

Additional References:
Christophers 1933:257 (M*, F*, P, L*, E).
Evans 1938:343 (M*, F*, P, L*, E).
de Meillon 1947b:219 (M*, F*, L*, E*).
Gillies and de Meillon 1968:316 (distr.).
Aslamkhan 1971:147 (distr.).
Abdullah and Merdan 1995:815 (distr.).
Amr et al. 1997:375 (distr.).
Eritja et al. 2000 8: 11 (distr., Spain).
Hadjivassilis 2000 7: 38 (distr.).
Trari et al. 2002: 331 (distr., Morocco).
Ahmed et al. 2011 (distr. Saudi Arabia)


Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel (and Gaza Strip & West Bank), Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan and South Sudan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan

An inland and coastal breeder of semi-arid regions in pans, oases and collections of brackish water. Breeds in fresh water, cesspools and highly saline pools. Females readily enter houses and bite man (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).

Medical Importance:
Secondary malaria vector (Gillies and deMeillon 1968).