Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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subpictus Grassi

1899. In Grassi, Bignami and Bastianelli 1899:101 (A).
Type-loc: India (RUM)

Additional References:
Davis 1926: [F* (as rossi Giles)].
Christophers and Barraud 1931:175 (E*).
Christophers 1933:231 (M*, F*, P, L*, E).
Penn 1949b:15 (P*).
Bonne-Wepster and Swellengrebel 1953:415 (M*, F*, L*).
Hara 1959:111 (F*).
Aslamkhan 1971:147 (distr.).
Darsie and Cagampang-Ramos 1971b:28 (n. distr.).
Ameen and Talukdar 1974c:89 (P*).
Harrison and Klein 1975:11 (distr.).
Tsukamoto et al. 1985:151 (distr.).
Whelan & Hapgood 2000: 405-416 (distr. East Timor, bion.)
Oo, Storch and Becker 2004: 24 (distr., Myanmar).
Rattanarithikul et al. 2006: 1-128 (F*,L*; bionomics, distribution, keys)
Sinka et al. 2011: 89 (Subpictus Complex; bionomics review, distr., niche model)


Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mariana Islands, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Guinea (Island); Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vietnam

Larvae are typically found in muddy pools often near houses. Also found in barrow pits, buffalo wallows and artificial containers (Puri in Boyd 1949, Reid 1968).

Medical Importance:
Primary malaria in the Celebes but of minor importance elsewhere (Reid 1968).