Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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sergentii (Theobald)

1907:68 (F*; Pyretophorus).
Type-loc: Algeria (BM)

Additional References:
Theodor 1925:381 (E*).
Senevet 1930:303 (P*).
Christophers 1933:193 (M*, F*, P, L*, E).
Saliternik 1955:445 (L*, E*; biology).
Mattingly and Knight 1956:97 (tax.).
Abdullah and Merdan 1995:815 (distr.).
Amr et al. 1997:375 (distr.).
Trari et al. 2002: 331 (distr., Morocco).
Sinka et al. 2010: 117 (bionomics review, distr., niche model)


Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel (and Gaza Strip & West Bank), Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia

Larvae occur in oases and irrigated areas in many types of water, shaded and unshaded, with and without vegetation. Females enter houses and readily bite man (Gillies and de Meillon 1968).

Medical Importance:
Primary malaria vector (Gillies and de Meillon 1968).