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superpictus Grassi

1899:560 (A).
Type-loc: Italy (LU)

Additional References:
Theodor 1925:381 (E*).
Senevet 1930:319 (P*).
Christophers 1933:264 (M*, F*, P, L*, E).
Beklemischev, in Boyd 1949:433 (biology).
Monchadskii 1951:96 (L*).
Gutsevich, Monchadsky and Stackelberg 1974:114 (M*, F*, L*).
Amr et al. 1997:375 (distr.).
Hadjivassilis 2000 7: 38 (distr., Cyprus).
Ramsdale and Snow 2000:10 (distr.).
Sinka et al. 2010: 117 (bionomics review, distr., niche model)


Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel (and Gaza Strip & West Bank), Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

Larvae are found in flowing water, including streams, rivers and irrigation channels in hilly and mountainous areas. Adults readily enter houses to bite man (Barraud 1933).

Medical Importance:
Primary malaria vector (Beklemischev in Boyd 1949).