Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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poicilius (Theobald)

1903a:283 (F*; as Finlaya poicilia).
Type-loc: Pulau Jerezak, Penang, Malaya [Malaysia] (BM)

Additional References:
Stone and Bohart 1944:211 (M*).
Knight and Laffoon 1946:221 (M*, F, P*, L*; tax.).
Knight and Hull 1951b:231 (tax.).
Stone, Knight, and Starcke 1959:169 (as poecilus).
Lien et al. 1977:725 (distr.).
Rattanarithikul et al. 2010 (F*,L*; bion., keys, distr.; Thailand)

Borneo; Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Philippines, Thailand

Immatures are commonly found in the axils of aroid-type plants, banana, and abaca plants. Females feed readily on humans, entering habitations if necessary, at all hours of the day and night (Knight and Laffoon 1946).

Medical Importance:
Primary vector of filariasis in the Philippines (Suguri, Cabrera, et al. 1985).